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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 20th, 05, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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HEY GUYS

I HAVE A 3.1 V6 IN MY 90 CAMARO. I WAS GOING TO LUNCH DURING SCHOOL AND i STOPED AT A LIGHT WHEN MY CAR JUST SHUT OFF, I READ THE TEMP GUAGE AND IT WAS OVER 260. I LET THE CAR COAST DOWN A HILL AND I PARKED IT. I WAS AT A PLACE WHERE I COULD FILL IT UP WITH WATER, THE FLUID WAS ALREADY LOW I FORGOT TO PUT SOME IN, WELL I BROKE DOWN AND I PUT SOME WATER IN IT, LIKE A COUPLE OF SECONDS LATER I WAS RUNING OUT OF THE BOTTOM OF THE ENGINE. SOME GUY SAID THAT IT WAS THE CAP. WE RECENTLY REBUIT IT. I WOULD REALLY APPRECITATE IT IS SOMEBODY COULD HELP ME OUT

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If Anybody Can Help Me Out By The Way I Moved The Car About 10 Feet And Now Its Sitting By The Daycare, I Really Need Some Help Quick Cause Im In School Right Now!
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 20th, 05, 02:09 PM
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Re: Might be a cracked block?????

Might be a bad water pump though. Try to see where the water is coming from.

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Re: Might be a cracked block?????

No matter what it is, you probably are not fixing it there (unless it is something simple like a hose). Have it towed home or wherever you plan on fixing it.

Hey, it should be cool now, fill it up with water and drive it home, but watch you r temp gauge; that is why it is there.

And thanks for unlocking the caps.

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were you putting the water in the rad, or overflow?

if it was the rad, you mostlikely have a hole in it, if it was in the overflow, you probably have a loose hose
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 20th, 05, 05:17 PM
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Ray,
Those engines are famous for the intake gaskets failing at letting the coolant get into the engine oil. Pull the dipstick and look at the oil. If it looks like a milkshake, that is probably what has happened. The head gaskets also can fail, but not as often as the intake gaskets.

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Ray,
Those engines are famous for the intake gaskets failing at letting the coolant get into the engine oil. Pull the dipstick and look at the oil. If it looks like a milkshake, that is probably what has happened. The head gaskets also can fail, but not as often as the intake gaskets.
true, but if he is pouring the water in, and it is just pouring back out on the street, i highly doubt it is a gasket.

Just happened to one of my friends, and he found out his overflow tube was disconnected.
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If you just rebuilt it, maybe a freeze plug fell out or is loose. If the water is spilling onto the street.

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