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Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2005 5:29 am 
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I think my car's getting sick again. As of late, the idel has roughend up again, and i can smell coolent when the thing heats up to normal running temp. The car is due for a service, and as for leaks, well there doesnt appear to be any. Suggestions?
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Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2005 7:54 am 
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Is it using coolant?

And as I stated last time about glycol smell:

"If its slowly leaking you should be able to see coolant around the cork sump gasket,

Also Have you looked behind the exhaust manifold between cyl 5 & 6? if its wet it sounds like a typical head gasket.

Hope its not a head gasket, It could as simple as the plastic Bung in the water tank of the radiator on the OFF-SIDE (10mm plug). "

The smell of coolant was my first sign of a head gasket failure not to scare you, but its worth looking into. and if it is, it'll be a good saturday for ya!

hope this helps
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Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2005 8:21 am 
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Krytox wrote:
Is it using coolant?

And as I stated last time about glycol smell:

"If its slowly leaking you should be able to see coolant around the cork sump gasket,

Also Have you looked behind the exhaust manifold between cyl 5 & 6? if its wet it sounds like a typical head gasket.

Hope its not a head gasket, It could as simple as the plastic Bung in the water tank of the radiator on the OFF-SIDE (10mm plug). "

The smell of coolant was my first sign of a head gasket failure not to scare you, but its worth looking into. and if it is, it'll be a good saturday for ya!

hope this helps
Andrew


hmm, same as me only mine wasnt head gasket, it was HEAD. you beta prey against that one!

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2005 10:43 am 
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yeah im getting used to that smell replacing my gasket this weekend
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Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 11:13 pm 
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THAY HAD A BAD HABIT FOR STRECHED HEAD BOLTS. I HOPE THAT IT IS ONLY A BAD RAD CAP .ALSO CHEACK THE O RING ON THE WATER PUMP SIDE IT MIGHT BE LEAKING AND SPAYING ONTO THE EXHAUST.
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