Friend borrowed vehicle and heater core hose leaked. overheated. DROVE it back,
stopping to let it cool and adding water. The next day, checked coolant level
and oil level. Coolant most likely empty, oil level full. Changed out bad hose
and replaced thermostat. Changed engine oil for good measure. Started vehicle
and ran for a bit to make sure there were no leaks. Checked coolant level and
it was low. Checked oil level and it was milky chocolate looking. What could
have happened that caused coolant to leak in the oil after the repairs and there
was no coolant in the oil i drained after overheating?
You have a serious problem. Overheated engines can get ruined fast by
warping head, blowing gaskets or even cracking the block.
Time to assess the cost of junking versus the cost of a new/used/rebuilt
Should be some good deals on new vehicles now so start with
I'm curious, were the hoses ever changed or were they original? Easy to
just let them go, but the consequences can be expensive. After 5 years
hoses can easily crack and leak so they should be replaced. Most of us
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