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I have searched all (I think) coolant subjects on this forum - maybe this is unique:

The main large diameter coolant hose that connects to the bottom rear of the driver's side of the engine, exhibits a 1 drop per month leak. No big deal.

I have two stainless hose clamps on it - after removing the original spring clip thinking this update would solve the problem - but it hasn't.

It appears to me - and I have checked all points above the connection to make sure nothing is leaking from above - that I might have a porous casting issue with the cast hose housing, or maybe the hose can't seal around the casting because of any remaining "flashing" left on the casting - thus letting a tiny amount of fluid past.

Bottom line: How much coolant will I get coming out of the bottom of the engine if I remove this hose - and if I do remove it and refill the coolant via the expansion tank, will it be nigh on impossible to purge the air out of the system.

It is an 04 40th 996 - so it is under warranty - just wanted to know if this is relatively simple, or should I just take it to the dealer.......

Comments and suggestions appreciated.

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