My 1990 chevy cavilier z24 has about 240,000 miles. It is a six cylinder. I bought it for 700 dollars a couple months ago from a private seller. After mostly running quite good for as many milels as it has suddenly it over heated: I let it cool put water in it, drive it home. A few times later I notice a leak in the radiater. I tried Bars Leak but that only worked for maybe a couple days. Car is still constantly running hot but I still have to take it to work 15- 20 min away using the highway. This last time I was on my way to work and it overheated. Letting it sit all day I come back to it and still its hot as well as all the way home. At times before and this time the same, the steering seemed it would suddenly be difficult, and something with the gas when accelerating. The next morning I try to start it nothing. After a new battery and jb weld on the radiater I then notice the even bigger leak from the bottom of the head, out of a spark-plug wire(?). The oil seems just slightly bubbly but no oil in the resovoir. Any suggestions what is wrong; gasket leak or head blown? Much thanks for any reply.
have the same problem?
Monday, September 17th, 2007 AT 10:41 AM