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Got a 350 of '89 vintage. It's been losing water for ages but I can't figure out where from. It isn't showing any signs of blown head gasket so I've not been too bothered. Changed the silencers this weekend & one side dripped water when I unbolted the flange. Can they leak straight into the exhaust manifold? It still has the stock cast ones.
 

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The Camino Kid
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You may have a inlet gasket failure and not even notice. Although I wasn't really losing water, there was another issue that I can't recall now but I had to remove the inlet manifold and was quite surprised at what I found. The inlet gasket had failed and had severely rusted three of the hyraulic followers and pushrods on the nearside of the engine. This may not be be the reason for you losing water persaybut just be aware that this can happen and could eventually lead to catastrophic valvetrain failure. Rog.
 

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It's loosing oil hand over fist too! But I know that's coming from around the timing cover. I'll drop some oil out & take a look.
 
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