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Old 01-15-2006, 02:36 AM   #1
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I lost massive coolant minutes from my house, a guy in a GP told me to pull over, i was damned near out, i added 6 litres to drive it two blocks home, it lost almost all of that right away, as soon as i added above a certain point, which, wasnt very much, it pissed out of the rear of the engine, it wasnt a line, and it was not coming from the rear head. Crawling under the car, i can see it coming out of the block heater big time, it looks like its pushed out slightly as well.
Car was towed from home to CDN tire were tomorrow by 930 am i should know whats wrong, the car didnt have a chance at all to overheat, as i was stopped as soon as it reached 95 celcius, or just over the half point on the gage.
Bleh, can't wait to see this bill lol
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sorry, that sucks man! I was going to say at first while reading it that I thought it was the plastic fitting that goes into the lower manifold but you said it was coming from the block heater. Hopefully it'* a cheap and quick fix!
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yeah the plastic piece, cost me a tow last year at this time lol, its the new metal design now.
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Block heater? Crap. How often do you even use that thing?
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Guess I need a block heater lesson... I don't have one. I thought they were purely electrical.
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whenever it gets below say 0 F I use it, which can be frequently since the car is out side parked.
Bleh, i know the block heaters arent expensive, its just in a tight spot..
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mmmm i suggest you move to a warmer climate where shipping is easy and cheap and block heaters are unnecessary.
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uh forgive me...but what car are we talkin about here?
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Matt'* SSEi.
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This happened to my 89, the butterfly flanged cap that keeps the coolant in the block heater rusted. Lost all coolant, almost killed the engine.

Car shut down on its own, got towed. Wasnt a huge expense, but coulda been much worse!
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