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Move car w/ NO coolant? #5394704 04/05/20 04:39 PM
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I mistakenly read the torque of my radiator drain plug as nm instead of kg-cm resulting in me breaking off the head.
I won't be able to get the part until tomorrow and I'd like to close the garage which the bacl end is blocking.
Can I safely drive my car back off the ramps and then forward into the garage? About 10ft total and maybe 30secs.

2008 Mazda CX-9

Thanks in advance!

P.S. any tips on removing the plastic bolt that's left inside the drain hole?

Re: Move car w/ NO coolant? [Re: SavagePatch] #5394715 04/05/20 04:50 PM
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Yes.

Dragsters have no coolant. crazy

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Re: Move car w/ NO coolant? [Re: SavagePatch] #5394717 04/05/20 04:51 PM
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No problem.
Your car won’t get anywhere near up to temperature in the 30sec you have it running.

If you have a left-hand drillbit, drill slowly into the plug and allow it to grab and back the plug out.


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Re: Move car w/ NO coolant? [Re: SavagePatch] #5394723 04/05/20 04:53 PM
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Unless its up a very steep hill why wouldn't you just get a couple people to help you move it?


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Re: Move car w/ NO coolant? [Re: SavagePatch] #5394760 04/05/20 05:32 PM
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The engine will not get anywhere near any temperatures to be concerned about without coolant for only a few minutes.


Boy will I be happy when ALL vehicles on public roads are autonomous.


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Re: Move car w/ NO coolant? [Re: SavagePatch] #5394764 04/05/20 05:40 PM
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What about water pump? Running that dry does not sound good to me.


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Re: Move car w/ NO coolant? [Re: SavagePatch] #5394772 04/05/20 05:46 PM
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No issues at all, but expect that the engine might sound louder without the coolant.


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Re: Move car w/ NO coolant? [Re: gregk24] #5394782 04/05/20 05:53 PM
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Originally Posted by gregk24
What about water pump? Running that dry does not sound good to me.


Yea, I wouldn't risk it at all. I'd get a few burly neighbors to help move it.


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Re: Move car w/ NO coolant? [Re: gregk24] #5394785 04/05/20 05:55 PM
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Originally Posted by gregk24
What about water pump? Running that dry does not sound good to me.


Highly unlikely ALL the coolant was drained.

Even if t were, it would not be harmed for that short duration.

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Based on what you have told us, you have ZERO to worry about. Carry on.


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Back in the day my friends use to abuse the heck out of engines that were in vehicles that were going to the bone-yard and then see if they would still run. They did.

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Boy will I be happy when ALL vehicles on public roads are autonomous.


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Re: Move car w/ NO coolant? [Re: JimPghPA] #5394835 04/05/20 06:51 PM
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Originally Posted by JimPghPA
Back in the day my friends use to abuse the heck out of engines that were in vehicles that were going to the bone-yard and then see if they would still run. They did.


Most people have a little bit higher of a standard than, "dang, she still runnin'??? woo!"


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Re: Move car w/ NO coolant? [Re: JohnnyJohnson] #5394853 04/05/20 07:10 PM
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Originally Posted by JohnnyJohnson
Unless its up a very steep hill why wouldn't you just get a couple people to help you move it?


Good idea! Better safe than sorry. Flat driveway and garage. Wife can steer and I'll push.

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On flat surfaces, you can even push or pull a car with a riding mower, if you need too.

Re: Move car w/ NO coolant? [Re: SavagePatch] #5394875 04/05/20 07:29 PM
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Correct me if I'm wrong but the water pump does not use coolant to lubricate itself. It is a sealed bearing. Right???


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