: Oh Crap (Leakage)

10-17-04, 12:15 AM
Just found out 4 days ago that my Coolant resevoir was empty. So I filled it up and turned the engine on. Checked for leaks (like I always do) and sure enough I had one, and it wasn't small.
I've been working on the heater trying to get it to work recently before winter sets in and it hasn't been doing much, so after getting my blower to finally work (Yay! too bad it stopped again :P) I went through my service manual to see if I could find out why no heat was coming through. that's why I ended up checking the coolant (I hadn't been too religious about it =/).
So after not finding the source of leakage that night I tryed again in the morning. To my distress i found a hole about the size of a penny in the back of the hose coming from the heater water valve to the engine. and after removing the hose i found the bottom of the valve was corroded and broken off blocking the hose.
Do you think that is what caused the tube to burst? or do you think it had burst a long time ago. I hope the engine is alright, because I doubt it's been getting much cooling, do you think this might be a problem? and is there anything I should check on the engine to see if it's alright?

Thanks for any help.

lux hauler
10-17-04, 12:23 AM
There's not really much you can do......check/change the oil, replace the parts that need replaced, replace the coolant and see what it does. Just keep a real close eye on things until you're sure everything is ok.

10-17-04, 02:40 AM
Okay will do, I think I'll go down and get the coolant flushed this week. about due for oil as well, I might as well go ahead and get it all done at the same time.

(Oh and I did get that problem fixed, btw.)

10-18-04, 07:53 PM
Those things always get corroded. Its really frustrating because there isnt really a way to fix it. Maybe that silicone sealant would work to get the leak under controll.

10-18-04, 08:35 PM
I managed to replace the tube, so the leak is gone for now :)