Bizarre!- Coolant leak from 5.0 throttle body
I noticed a small leak of fluid from the lower of the two plugs in the pass side of my 96 5.0 Throttle body.
Thinking it was gas, (I can't smell very good) I was in need of a FAST fix. I went directly to the local Ford dealership. Thye informed me that it is actually coolant leaking, and that the only repair is to replace the throttle body. $525 installed, $385 for the part.
Well, being that it is only coolant (no fire danger) and a small leak, the urgency is down slightly. I refrained from telling the service writer that I thought he was on dope, and just took my truck and went on my way.
I know that the service dept. is there to make money, and I don't begrudge them that, but there is WAY too much part changing and not enough actual mechanic work going on at that dealership.
I am going to try to tap the hole and put in a pipe plug. 1/8" if the hole isn't already too big for it, 1/4" if it is.
I don't know if anyone has seen this, or tried my method of repair, but I'll post back, and let you know how it turns out.