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Removed GS Non AC Alternator Bracket, coolant comes out of bolt hole.....is that normal?


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I think it was actually a head bolt that was also used to hold on the bracket also. I think the oil that came out was from the head and the coolant is from the block under the head. There is rubber gasket around the bolt just at the top of the threads.

Now I need to find out if I can simply put that bolt back in and will it keep the head and block separate. Since coolant has come up that hole, do I need to remove the valve cover and clean out coolant? Does anyone else have any experience with this?

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Just wanted to post what I found out over at v8buick.com Apparently in the middle row of head bolts, some of the bolts go into the water chamber. The rear bolt for that alternator bracket happens to be one of those bolts. I'm trying to find out if maybe the oil I saw come out first might have just been engine crud built up in the bolt hole.

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