Engine Cooling problem
1991 Chevy Truck 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 177000 miles
I recently changed the head gaskets on my 1991 Chevy C1500 pickup, 4.3L. The vehicle did overheat prior to changing it. I had noticed a loss of coolant in the days prior. Had heads checked and they were fine. Put everything back together. Went ahead and replaced the radiator since it was relatively inexpensive. New hoses, of course.
Cranked her up and she started to overheat again. Noticed that she was losing coolant again and found a steady stream of coolant leaking (or at least that's where it made its way to) just in front of the oil pan.
This is the first time I noticed this leak and I had looked before.
Any ideas? Freeze plug? Water pump?
I did not change the water pump since it seemed to be working fine but as I type this I am wondering if that was a mistake. I do not see water leaking from anywhere around the water pump though.
have the same problem?
Monday, September 6th, 2010 AT 5:05 PM