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Water/Coolant pours out of engine as soon as I put it in.

Have just gone through 5 times of below freezing weather. My 1998 Chevy Silverado pick-up would overheat only minutes after turning it on in the freezing cold. I assumed that part of the coolant/water mixture must have frozen. So it has not moved for days. Now things are starting to warm up. I turned the truck on and it overheated again. I let it cool down and then checked the radiator for fluid. It seemed way low. So, not having any antifreeze handy, I tried just pouring some water in. It immediately poured out of the bottom of the truck. I tried to find the source of the leak but couldn't determine it from looking underneath the engine. What happened? And how much trouble am I in?

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It has popped the freeze plugs out and you won't know the extent of the damage it has made till you replace the freeze plugs. You never i mean never pour water into a vehicle around time for freezing weather

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