Help! Gen 1 leaking engine coolant

GreenMachine1995

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Hey all! Brand new Viper owner and forum poster, so please be kind…and apologies in advance for my ignorance.

I recently acquired a beautiful Emerald Green ‘95 RT/10. She has been running flawlessly, but just noticed some leaking fluid (blue-ish/green color), which I suspect is engine coolant.

I had her out today for a cruise with my nephew, and we did a little “manual transmission” training for him. He has driven stick before, and he did great, but we had a few rough starts with it in a parking lot (never stalled, but popped the clutch a few times). That’s when I noticed the leaking fluid start, so I have to imagine it’s related.

I’m not super well versed in the mechanics of the car, and was hoping someone here might be able to point me in the right direction. I noticed a pooling of fluid right under the top of the engine (attaching pictures, but kind of hard to see).

Sincerely appreciate any thoughts/recommendations/guidance!
 

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MoparMap

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The earlier gen 1s were known for leaking from the head gaskets over time. They were the older paper style, not the modern MLS metal ones. Sitting around seemed to cause it more than anything, but I think it was more typical to see it leak down the side of the engine block than into the valley between, so that is a tad bit odd.
 

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This would be the time to update all the gaskets. Give me a shout and I can get a package on the way for you.
 

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Check the thermostat crossover. Common for ti to leak there too, but if you still have the OE headgaskets installed, time to swap. And maybe upgrade to CnC heads:
 

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