2000 chevy impala overheating so took it to autozone they said I have small leak in radiator since bein a single mom wit no money he said try puttin pepper in radiator I did and it was still runnin ho

Asked by Aug 14, 2015 at 01:25 AM about the 2000 Chevrolet Impala

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

After pepper didnt work he said put a
raw egg in radiator I drive maybe 4
miles car lost piwer and shut off now it
turns over but wont start

3 Answers

79,115

Never heard of putting food products into a cars cooling system, are you kidding me? A couple of things here, There are products out there that are very inexpensive, $10. bucks or less to seal minor leaks. Unfortunately, allowing your motor to continue to get hot is causing more damage than what you are prepared to pay for. The block and heads are made of aluminum and it don't take much to warp the heads causing the head gaskets to leak. Also if the motor had gotten hot several times you need to be sure in bleeding the air out of the system by adding coolant and letting it run while the radiator cap is off and adding fluid as needed when the thermostat opens up. At this point of where your at, I would try adding what is called Bars Leak. Not sure what the egg will do if it will hamper this product from working, You may just have to park the car until it gets repaired.

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Did the car overheat and spew coolant all over? Wired connections don't like to get wet. But like Rowefast mentioned, multiple overheating will damage the engine. Not spending a little money up front on replacing the radiator will cause other issues down the road. Barsleak is a good alternative to keep it running short term. But at this point, it's best to have it towed to your local mechanic and have them diagnose what needs to be replaced/repaired.

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Throw in some pancake mix and maple syrup and I might come over for breakfast, lol. In all seriousness the egg thing can work. It all depends on the size of the leak and where it's coming from. Overheating is serious, you wouldn't break your leg and continue walking on it. You gotta get it fixed. I usually find the stop leaks clogging things they arnt supposed to.

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