2003 Chevy S-10 ping, stopped while driving

Tiny
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  • 2003 CHEVROLET S-10
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 13,500 MILES
Driving on freeway, heard some pinging noises, and had a sudden loss of power, pulled over and found the radiator to have no fluid, the gages did not indicate a problem. I put fluid in the radiator, it was leaking at as fast as you could put it in. The truck will crank, but will not start. What do you think? Problem big or little?
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Tuesday, April 15th, 2008 AT 2:45 PM

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Tiny
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The engine will detonate/ping if its overheating-find where the leak is then report back.
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Tuesday, April 15th, 2008 AT 2:52 PM
Tiny
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Thanks, The leak is from the engine block, on the spark plug side.
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Tuesday, April 15th, 2008 AT 5:37 PM
Tiny
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A leak there and no compression could mean a blown headgasket.
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Wednesday, April 16th, 2008 AT 9:14 AM

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