67 Camaro just leaked all the coolant

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#1

Just took my 67 Camaro home on my lunch break and when I got out I head a gushing leak. I popped the hood and all of my coolant was rushing out of my car mostly on the passenger side of the car. Could this just be a bad hose or am I in for a lot of trouble?


#2

Check if a heater hose blew.

Tester


#3

X2 on the blown hose. The “lot of trouble” comes if the car has been driven while leaking coolant.


#4

Since you’re not sure right now, you’re going to have to fill it back up and pressurize it to see where it’s coming from.
Get a coolant system pressure tester at one of the parts store’s loaner tools .
Just fill with water and pump up the pressure.


#5

When coolant gushes out of an engine, you don’t need a cooling system pressure tester.

The leak should be pretty evident.

Tester


#6

Hose or popped/rusted ‘freeze plug’.


#7

I agree should be hose or freeze plug at that age. If freeze plug, more than one likely needs changing. Needs to be towed to a shop. It’ll be pretty easy to see the leak. A 67 as a daily driver though?


#8

Good news, it failed as you parked it home. So, no towing. As @Tester said, the leak should be pretty easy to spot. The heater hoses run on that side, IIRC. On a '67, there should be plenty of engine visible to see where it is coming from.


#9

Sorry to disagree Busted, but if he has to ask where the leak is coming from, he’s going to have to have someone else do the work.


#10

Good point, Bing.


#11

I think the 67 Camaro is toast. Give me a call and I’ll take it off your hands :wink: