ok, so I have been working on changing my starter and have noticed a few thigns that are going on with my car.. I knew I had a coolant leak but couldn't figure out where it was coming from.. but while I was underneath the car I believe i found where it is leaking out of.. and more than likely the reason my starter went out.. my trouble is I really don't know the names of parts... very well.. I was wondering if anyone could clear up what this specific hose is and what the best way to fix this leak might be.. the picture i have is of the top of the hose coming out of the side of the motor but it is leaking out of the bottom where it goes into the back of the motor.. and at that part of the "hose" it is metal.. i'm thinking/hoping i can just tighten the bolts on either side of it??.. it is right above the starter.
another question I have is when I was detaching hoses trying to get at the starter better i found a bunch of white creamy sludge.. i also have a picture of this. It's the same hose that I am trying to figure out the name of.. at the top we found this sludge and at the bottom going into the back there is the leak. I'm assuming this is from mixing coolants which i believed was not ok but was persuaded that it was. one thing that confuses me is at the top it looks like this.. but it leaks out green coolant at the bottom.. where the coolant in my reservoir is now orange..? .. I'm just asking for some feedback, and what the best way to get rid of this sludge would be? and if it is really from mixing coolants!? much appreciated!
i'm actually having a lot of trouble getting pictures uploaded.. it only comes up with a red x no matter what i do? i do not have on read-only and i tried resizing?