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1991 engine block has no coolant while it's off the road: bad thing?

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Old 06-29-14, 09:15 PM   #1
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Default 1991 engine block has no coolant while it's off the road: bad thing?

hi all,

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.

thanks!
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it'll be fine. just don't drive it without coolant (obviously) and make sure it's properly filled and bled (with toyota long life coolant) before you take it back.
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