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Default Bad coolant/water leak

Tryin to figure out what to do before I go any further with this one..
If its gunna be a headache I got a different route im gunna go

This is the big one now.. Water/Coolant is coming out between the intake manifold and the water pump area. Idk whats up with it, but its coming out at a rate where I dont want to drive it now..
If I cant fix this im gunna end up doing something else with the car once I sell my spare parts for the gixxer...
But anyways, am I gunna have to take the front cover off? The intake manifold? both?
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Water comes out of between intake manifold and front cover

If you need pictures of the water and coolant coming out let me know and I'll grab a few
Before I start tearing it all apart some more
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My guess is blown head gasket.. but im not 100% positive on it
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There is a little plastic elbow that goes from the tensioner assembly to the intake manifold (right under the neck of it). The o-rings go bad, and sometime they crack. It's in the dead center of the 3rd pic.
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There is a little plastic elbow that goes from the tensioner assembly to the intake manifold (right under the neck of it). The o-rings go bad, and sometime they crack. It's in the dead center of the 3rd pic.
Whats the best way to get to that elbow?
Taking the tensioner assembly off or the intake manifold??
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It looks like its easier to do the tensioner base but if you get it a part and its not that then you will be pulling the intake anyway.

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alright easiest way to get the tensioner off??
I got the bolts off, just doesnt want to come lose

And whats the technical name for that elbow? I need to get a replacement cuz I kinda broke it trying to get the tensioner off lol.. But looks like it already cracked and broke off before I touched it

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I think that is a Dealer Item. GM calls it a Pipe,HTR WAT Bypaa INL. The above picture is from the GM parts book. I had to replace my intake gasket so i did not pull the tensioner off. I can't really help with that.
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I'll get it off one way or another... I just dont wanna break anything...
This is the first car ive had that was FI
All my other camaro's have been carb

I'll learn the car sooner or later lol
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You can get it from Orielly's in the Help section. Or if you break your tensioner assembly like I did, it comes with that also. Make sure all the broken pieces are out of the manifold and tensioner assembly otherwise the new elbow won't fit. On mine the end broke off in there, and I had to "fish" it out.

Click this... http://www.oreillyauto.com/EW3/HomePage.do

In the search feature type in 47065. Then it will ask for your zipcode.
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You can get it from Orielly's in the Help section. Or if you break your tensioner assembly like I did, it comes with that also. Make sure all the broken pieces are out of the manifold and tensioner assembly otherwise the new elbow won't fit. On mine the end broke off in there, and I had to "fish" it out.

Click this... http://www.oreillyauto.com/EW3/HomePage.do

In the search feature type in 47065. Then it will ask for your zipcode.
Yea I ended up breaking the assembly and had to replace it all.
And had to get a crap load of corrosion out. But no more leaks or anything..
Ended up being that the elbow cracked and then broke
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