Back of engine, bottom, passenger side, below steering pump and alternator.
So I know it’s not the intake manifold gaskets, because I just did them and it had no effect. This leak looks exactly like it did before I did that job.
I caved in and bought a combustion gas test kit, and it did turn
What I wonder and hope someone might confirm is, is there any chance this could be the timing chain cover gasket? From what I can gather, it could cause the leak, just not sure if it definitely couldn’t cause the positive combustion gas test as well.
It had so many problems leading up to this that I’m not sure how to describe everything. It had been losing coolant and overheated at least once (which may be what blew the gasket if so), and there had been a lot of sludge in the cooling system. What I can say right now is, no white smoke, at least. Just this copious leak.
Another possibility I can imagine is, there’s an internal head gasket leak or cracked head in addition to this leak, which might still be the timing chain gasket. The more I learn about these cars, the more I would consider multiple problems at once.
Thanks in advance—trying to decide if this car is worth the work. Only 86k miles. From the outside or sitting in the cabin, it seems crazy to essentially scrap it, but here I am.