Sara32013 Posted November 3, 2017 Share Posted November 3, 2017 Ok so here we go. I got a phone call today from my mother in law, saying her car was overheating. Just two days ago I checked her antifreeze and found that it looked like mud caked with rust. I told her it had to be flushed immediately, but she doesn’t take action until the damage is already done. Anyhow, back to the problem. She tries to drive the car home and ends up broken down about 7 miles from Home. This is when she calls me. I show up and a friendly passerby is filling her up with antifreeze, but her battery was dead from cranking on it so much. I gave her a jump and it started up and I was following her home. We made it about 4 miles before it started to overheat again and she pulled off to let it cool. I look under the car and antifreeze is dripping from the block somewhere and there is a gargling sound. We begin to fill the radiator with distilled water and the water starts pouring from around the heads. This is with the engine off. I laid under the car and watched the water pour from the head area. I kept wiping it away and it would restart right where the head meets the block. Fairly certain it was a blown head gasket, we decided just to get it home. This were it gets strange. The rest of the way home the car stayed nice and cool and I put it on our homemade rack, and I couldn’t find a single leak. We dumped in more water and absolutely no leak was found, not even with the car running. I looked at the overflow tank, which was full and the water is very thick and frothy on top. This frothy stuff also built up on the bottom of the lower radiator hose. Also the bottom radiator hose was collapsed slightly. What happed, why could we not duplicate the leak? I am 100% certain about where the leak was coming from, the entire bottom of the left hand side was covered in antifreeze. I removed the small timing cover to look at the water bump and it was completely dry. Any help would be great! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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