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I just got done tearing my engine apart and replacing the radiator, hoses, thermostat, plugs, headgasket, water pump, and radiator cap. Kind of unrelated, but its helpful to say what Ive done usually. I have a leak coming from that wonderful little U-shaped hose from the back of the thermostat housing to the little L-shaped vertical sweated-in pipe going to the intake manifold. Its not from the hose, I took it off after putting it in, it has no cracks or leaks, hose was tight and on correctly. It looks like the leak is coming from around the sweated in fitting right between the manifold and the fitting, I was thinking of just trying to cram my hand up in there and sand it off a little, and then apply some JB Weld to the area. Otherwise, Im looking at having to get it saudered, welded, replaced, all of these involving removal of intake....which I dont wanna do after just having had the whole thing of. I think that when it was set down on the ground, the sweated in connector might have been bearing the brunt of the weight of intake and head or something and damaged it. Advice?