1991 engine block has no coolant while it's off the road: bad thing?
basically, had an accident (rear-ended someone) and a lot of my coolant dumped out.
more was leaking out over a period of days. now it's not leaking out, so it's likely empty now.
it's been a week and a half since the accident, and I can't get a spot in the body shop for another three weeks.
my question: is it ok to leave the block dry during this time? or should I find the leak, block it, and fill with coolant while she waits to get in for repairs?
I'm not too sure how much I should worry about oxidation of the aluminum block. A buddy of mine said not to worry much. just do a coolant flush prior to putting her back on the road.