phantmlord, was it white smoke coming out the exhaust? here is a horror story for you, i own a '95 ford (yeah, i know, boo on me. wasn't my idea) with a 3.8 liter engine. it seems that ford as usual had a very poor design for that engine that year. to make a long story short, i am on my fourth engine in less than two years. all for blown head gaskets. never got an overheat light or any indication until it hit the proverbial fan. if you have no coolant in the radiator, i think it would be safe to say it is in your oil pan and if it is it means that your bearings and every thing have been soaking in water and will soon start to rust. when the last one went, it took out my #2 & #3 cylinders. not trying to scare you, but since it is getting close to halloween i thought i would share this little episode with you. my main car (toy as my wife calls it) now is an 1989 irocz with a 350 tpi that i have overhauled.