I have a 2000 Chevrolet Camaro, how can I tell if I have a cracked block? It starts up and runs fine. The only issue is anti-freeze going into my oil housing.

Christina Coyle

Asked by Jun 29, 2015 at 10:23 AM about the 2000 Chevrolet Camaro Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

6 Answers


Could be head gasket too.tear down motor to look at heads.

Christina Coyle

Would there be any other problems, if I cracked the block? Would my car even start or run? Would fluids spew out of other places under the hood?

Christina Coyle

I'm trying to sell my car as is.... but I am an honest seller and would like to give as much info as I can to the buyer.

Bob Beaman

A very small crack in the block might cause the engine to lose some coolant into the crankcase or the exhaust, but other than that it could run and perform as normal. More likely you have a head gasket that is bad or a cracked head. Same thing here as a crack in the block, if it is not very big the coolant loss might be small and it would operate somewhat normally. An engine tear-down will be necessary to determine the cause. On some engines an intake manifold gasket that is bad can put water in the oil.

Christina Coyle

As a female, I am a little worried about being taken advantage of... how much (estimation of course) would it cost for a mechanic to look my car over and determine the issue and how much am I looking to invest to fix it, I've called around and it's between 700 to 1200 depending on the issue. Is this correct? Thanks for replying.

Bob Beaman

Prices vary widely and depending on the issue I think those prices are in the ballpark. I would think $500 - $700 might fix a head gasket provided it can be done without removing the engine. If it needs a cylinder head then the price goes up the cost of a rebuilt head. If it is a bad engine block then likely a rebuilt or used engine will be needed and $700 won't even come close to that. My advice (keeping in mind it is an opinion) would be to try to sell the car as is. After all a 2000 Camaro is 15 years old and may not worth repairing and turning around and selling it. Just a thought. Best of luck with it.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions


Looking for a Used Camaro in your area?

CarGurus has 38,874 nationwide Camaro listings starting at $2,650.


Search Chevrolet Camaro Questions

Chevrolet Camaro Experts

#1 dandyoun
Reputation 1,570
#2 carGrrl
Reputation 1,120
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 980
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang"
721 Great Deals out of 41,403 listings starting at $900
Used Chevrolet Corvette"
426 Great Deals out of 20,261 listings starting at $3,688
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500"
2,427 Great Deals out of 143,998 listings starting at $1,995
Used BMW 3 Series"
1,624 Great Deals out of 39,577 listings starting at $888
Used Chevrolet Impala"
934 Great Deals out of 35,802 listings starting at $700
Used Ford F-150"
3,162 Great Deals out of 216,425 listings starting at $1,000
Used Jeep Wrangler"
432 Great Deals out of 16,280 listings starting at $3,600
Used Pontiac Firebird"
11 Great Deals out of 890 listings starting at $2,900
Used Honda Accord"
1,266 Great Deals out of 77,938 listings starting at $1,395
Used Chevrolet Tahoe"
1,107 Great Deals out of 36,353 listings starting at $1,700

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Chevrolet Camaro For Sale
17,784 listings starting at $19,999
2016 Chevrolet Camaro For Sale
30 Great Deals out of 5,444 listings starting at $17,886
2015 Chevrolet Camaro For Sale
305 Great Deals out of 4,099 listings starting at $14,998
2014 Chevrolet Camaro For Sale
139 Great Deals out of 2,556 listings starting at $12,691
2013 Chevrolet Camaro For Sale
119 Great Deals out of 2,102 listings starting at $11,800