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PostSubject: Re: LIM coolant elbow!   Fri Feb 13, 2015 11:04 pm

I definitely agree with Daymon , mine was stuck on there pretty good as well. I managed to remove it after spraying down with pb blaster and wiggling around while yanking on it. You need to pull evenly on it. Also make sure you don't leave any of the old elbow in the manifold because It usually falls apart.
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PostSubject: Re: LIM coolant elbow!   Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:31 am

I just did mine. I was surprised at how easy it was.
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PostSubject: Re: LIM coolant elbow!   Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:01 pm

Mikel wrote:
I just did mine. I was surprised at how easy it was.

...as long as it does not break. Many tensioners come with the LIM coolant elbow to replace. Replacing it that often probably reduces the problem.
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PostSubject: Re: LIM coolant elbow!   Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:17 pm

albertj wrote:

Mikel wrote:
I just did mine. I was surprised at how easy it was.


...as long as it does not break.  Many tensioners come with the LIM coolant elbow to replace.  Replacing it that often probably reduces the problem.

Oh, mine broke bonk

Luckily I was able to extract the broken piece fairly easily.
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PostSubject: Re: LIM coolant elbow!   Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:35 pm

Mikel wrote:

albertj wrote:


Mikel wrote:
I just did mine. I was surprised at how easy it was.



...as long as it does not break.  Many tensioners come with the LIM coolant elbow to replace.  Replacing it that often probably reduces the problem.


Oh, mine broke bonk

Luckily I was able to extract the broken piece fairly easily.

Yes, it is not difficult. for people doing the job the first time it is frustrating.
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PostSubject: Re: LIM coolant elbow!   Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:16 pm

What did help tremendously is that I have another L67 in my garage and I was able to see what the bracket looked like and where all the bolts are, which are really obscured while the engine is in the car. Once you see that, it is very easy.

I can take a photo of that engine, if it will help someone.
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PostSubject: Re: LIM coolant elbow!   Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:33 pm

This is my junk L67.  After the alternator is removed, the bracket in yellow is the one that holds the elbow in place. There is a coolant inlet at the bottom that goes into the water pump mounting that also uses an o-ring (replace too). Bracket is held by three bolts (in red) and can be detached by moving it towards the passenger side once bolts are removed.

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PostSubject: Re: LIM coolant elbow!   Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:51 pm

Sorry if this has already been suggested, I don't think I've read the whole thread.  When I replaced mine I bought the kit that comes with both elbows (doesn't the Grand Prix have 2 elbows?).  The inlet that is built into the tensioner where the second elbow would normally go is the same size as the second elbow in the kit, so I just robbed the oring off the other elbow in the kit and put it on my tensioner. thumbsup
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