Driving a car with little or no coolant

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#1

My Jaguar is leaking coolant–in fact when you pour in new coolant it leaks out at what I believe is the water pump. Can I drive it out of the garage so that I can have it towed to the dealer? It would be about 50 feet is how far I would have to drive.


#2

Sure you can. That 50 feet won’t be enough for the engine to get hot.

Tester


#3

Yes, it’s safe to back the car out of the garage with little or no coolant in the system. You won’t damage anything.

Just don’t plan to drive it any further than the end of the driveway.