Your 1989 Ford econoline has a coolant leak under the engine are there freeze plugs or something that would make it leak from there?
there are freeze plugs on side of engine if the leak is at the front, check to see if coolant is leaking from water pump and running down to bottom of engine
coolant/anti-freeze YES, BUT ALL ANTI-FREEZE IS NOT THE SAME YOU NEED TO CHECK YOUR OWNERS MANUAL TO SEE WHICH TYPE YOU NEED. The words are sometimes used interchangeably. However, if you live in an equatorial country, your coolant is more likely to be water. I.E., Engine coolant is any liquid that cools the engine by dissipating the coolant temperature through the engine's radiator.
If the cooling system just has straight water in it , there is no corrosion protection for the cooling system , water pump , head gaskets etc , the engine '"coolant " can freeze or boil easier , if the coolant system freezes and the core plugs in the engine block don't do there job , the engine block can crack etc
Why does water or coolant leak from between the motor and transmission on a 1995 3.8 wind-star engine?
Unless it's something extraordinary, a leak in the heater core is about all that could cause it. It may be that condensate from the AC core is draining inside the cab, but that is unlikely. If it's a heater core leak, the fluid on the floor will be engine coolant, and if you have anti-freeze in it, you'll have that on the floor. And your engine coolant level will be dropping. It is possible that…
Internal combustion engines are cooled by anti-freeze (AKA coolant). The anti-freez circulates the coolant through the engine and radiator. When the cooland flows through the radiator, the air passing though the radiator cools the anti-freeze, hence allowing cool anti-freeze to ciculate through engine, thus reducing temperature.
Yes. The purpose of anti-freeze/coolant in twofold. It keeps the coolant from freezing and keeps the engine coolant from boiling over. Modern engines run at temperatures above the boiling point of water. Anti-freeze helps raise the boiling point above 212 degrees thus preventing overheating. Always add a 50/50 mix of the correct anti-freeze for your application and distilled water. Never use tap water and never run an engine without anti-freeze.
The only purpose for freeze plugs is for preheating an engine block before starting. When a freeze plug is bad they will generally leak coolant but not be responsible for a loud knocking noise. If I were you I would first verify the correct fuel is in your tank (gas or diesel). Second check ignition timing, Third check for bent puchrod which this one should also give back fireing. Only if the freeze plug is…
Purchase an inexpensive coolant tester from your local auto parts store. When the engine is cold, either remove the radiator cap and draw a sample out or open the petcock drain and let a little coolant out into a clean cup for a sample. Use the tester to see what the coolant will protect the engine from freezing.
Engine coolant is what I'm assuming you are talking about. Engine coolant is a mix of water and etholyn glycol (antifreeze). It pulls heat away from your engine block that builds up from the friction of moving parts. The coolant mix allows the coolant to get cold to a point and not freeze because of the etholyn glycol. It is also not good to put straight antifreeze into your engine because antifreeze does not have…