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Water pissing out under engine block instantly after water poured into the cooling system.

Has something came loose or is cause for real concern and a high-cost repair? In which car will sadly have to be scrapped.

The car has been losing water but not to this extent so something has clicked in a bad way. Recently temperature gauge has been going up, haven't driven very much.

But car essentially broke down today.

Appreciate any response.

  • Pic from above? Nov 16, 2017 at 15:09
  • With that much I’d assume a hole in the hose or something that that Nov 16, 2017 at 15:10
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    Is that an oil cooler built into the oil filter fitting? If so, it may be able to be replaced - it may have failed due to corrosion. It would help to know what vehicle etc and better pics...
    – Solar Mike
    Nov 16, 2017 at 15:36

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Most likely blew the bearing in the water pump, it's a possibility. I'd check out your timing area and see if your timing chain / belt is loose and see if you have play with the gear on the water pump. To make sure it's not headgasket do a pressure test on each cylinder.

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