How long after feeling chest pains can you wait before having your heart checked? I cannot answer any of those questions. How much do you want to risk engine damage? How fast is it leaking? Is it cold enough where you are that water will freeze? If it is, just take the car to the junkyard and do not waste any money on it. The engine block can be cracked if the water in it freezes.
If the coolant level gets low enough, the engine will overheat from lack of circulation. That can easily result in a warped cylinder head and a leaking head gasket. The first symptom will be cold air from the heater. You are risking turning an inexpensive problem into an expensive one. That is not a chance I would take with my car or those of my customers.
Saturday, January 21st, 2017 AT 6:12 PM