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thank you for the join. I have a question if could you help me out. I have a leak coming from the driver side block I think. it was leaking on the block or the exhaust pipes and it started smoking. I would assume that what was causing the smoke. I could see a lot of water on the fire wall and on the plug but could see the water leak. I could take a picture and videos of the area. I can't upload the video but hope this picture helps. thank you in advance if you can help me out? this is on my 99ss
 

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If it is truly the head bolt and that is not spatter,
up around a head bolt is a bit of a rarity but I have seen it .
Problem- question is , is, has the thread sealer failed or is the coolant coming across the deck ?
In my mind, the only correct solution is pull the heads .

Stop gap would be GM " pellets"

Semi stop gap would be remove the head bolts one by one in order, clean , seal, torque one by one.

If it was mine and it is coming up the head bolt, I would pull the heads.
 

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Is that a washer under the head of the bolt? Can't remember if the stock head bolts came with washer. Don't think so but remember. If so, looks like that was a possible quick fix maybe?
 

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If it is truly the head bolt and that is not spatter,
up around a head bolt is a bit of a rarity but I have seen it .
Problem- question is , is, has the thread sealer failed or is the coolant coming across the deck ?
In my mind, the only correct solution is pull the heads .

Stop gap would be GM " pellets"

Semi stop gap would be remove the head bolts one by one in order, clean , seal, torque one by one.

If it was mine and it is coming up the head bolt, I would pull the heads.
 

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If it is truly the head bolt and that is not spatter,
up around a head bolt is a bit of a rarity but I have seen it .
Problem- question is , is, has the thread sealer failed or is the coolant coming across the deck ?
In my mind, the only correct solution is pull the heads .
Thank you

Stop gap would be GM " pellets"

Semi stop gap would be remove the head bolts one by one in order, clean , seal, torque one by one.

If it was mine and it is coming up the head bolt, I would pull the heads.
here is some more pictures thank you
 
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