1986 Ford Ranger 2.3, 5-speed manual -
Call me silly, crazy,
or plain illiterate, but I would like to know if me filling up the radiator coolant before every time I drive somewhere, even locally, is a sign of a water pump going bad or a head gasket.
True, I won't argue the fact that I also have bad valves, this being an old truck, but it seems to get me to where I want to go, but I would not feel so safe taking it out on the open highway for an extended road trip anytime soon.
What I have done was to check hoses from the radiator to the engine and noticed no leaks. is there anything else I could do without a major repair?
I even used that stop leak a while ago, but that didn't help. Thanks for any help. bozo