ok i have a 97 firebird v6 3.8 it spits water out the radiator and it wont hold water and it skips the temp gets really hot and i can see a leak behind the waterpump on what i believe is the intake manifold ive been told its a blown head but theres no water in the oil i really need help plz help me

10

Asked by Jun 28, 2012 at 02:50 AM about the 1997 Pontiac Firebird Formula

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

5 Answers

10

any chance it could be that short tube connecting the intake to the tensioner?

12,455

If your bubbling out the radiator most likely head gasket. Blown head gasket doesn't always put water in oil. My guess is you had a coolant leak that went unnoticed long enough to heat up the heads to point of gasket failure. Not the worst job to change head gaskets and check for cracks and warpage.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
10

would k&w block seal fix it right up? or evev temporarily?

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
10

and sometime it wont spit out the radiator only whenever it gets really hot but when its cool and i just crank it up it sucks the water in

12,455

Definitely head/head gasket. Doubtful a sealer would work at this point.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Firebird

Looking for a Used Firebird in your area?

CarGurus has 797 nationwide Firebird listings starting at $2,991.

ZIP:

Search Pontiac Firebird Questions

Pontiac Firebird Experts

#1 Samuel Moore
Samuel Moore
Reputation 920
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 780
#3 Justin Hatfield
Justin Hatfield
Reputation 730
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Camaro
310 Great Deals out of 38,867 listings starting at $1,250
Used Ford Mustang
399 Great Deals out of 44,403 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Corvette
201 Great Deals out of 20,888 listings starting at $4,993
Used Ford Mustang SVT Cobra
7 Great Deals out of 278 listings starting at $5,900
Used Ford F-150
2,882 Great Deals out of 212,656 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo
12 Great Deals out of 1,692 listings starting at $2,300
Used Pontiac Grand Prix
27 Great Deals out of 3,749 listings starting at $879
Used Chevrolet Impala
796 Great Deals out of 34,708 listings starting at $799

Used Cars For Sale

2000 Pontiac Firebird Formula For Sale
8 listings starting at $4,995
1999 Pontiac Firebird Formula For Sale
5 listings starting at $6,500
1998 Pontiac Firebird Formula For Sale
2 listings starting at $5,900