Question about 1995 Chevrolet S-10 CA Edition
Petcock leaks after parking it after normal driving. Left running in park position, doesn't seem to leak, only when the engine is turned off. Can this petcock be cleaned and reinstalled, or should it be replaced?
SOURCE: there is a coolant leak
Since you used a question mark after "engine oil", I assume that you're not too sure where the coolant is going. While it's certainly possible for the coolant to end up in your oil, you should be able to see byproducts of combustion in your coolant (a very dirty coolant) if the head gasket is leaking. It could also force coolant out of your overflow as you drive, but not while you are sitting idle, making it hard to actually see if this happening to your coolant. Check your coolant for signs of this "blow-by". If your engine is losing power, you might want to do a cylinder balance check.
Posted on Aug 01, 2008
SOURCE: Removal of petcock on radiator
Did you try to turn it clockwise if you were looking from the side of the petcock or counter clockwise?
I believe that it needs to be turn clockwise and you can use pliers to make it easier. Hope I helped. If I can help more just let us know thankyou for asking.
Posted on Mar 15, 2009
Most are difficult to get to and so many don't work correctly that it it's almost silly to even use it. Far easier is to simply remove lower hose from radiator. It works better and faster. Just be careful though...Don't do hot or you may get an unwanted scalding bath!!
Posted on Jul 30, 2009
You need to put pressure on the coolant system and look for the leak. If you are lucky you can find the coolant leak by following the coolant trail. It could be a head gasket, intake gasket, or coolant sensor near where you say, but take a good look to try to round it down.
Posted on Sep 19, 2009
They are always at the bottom of the radiator. Some are on the side facing the engine, others face straight down. Both types are much more easily detected from beneath the vehicle
Posted on Dec 09, 2009
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