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Posted 02 October 2005 - 08:12 PM
So not happy I just got my oil leaks taken care of, and my tranny, but now I'm thinking the tranny issues were actually a combination of this and a possible exhaust leak somewhere. The tranny was overheating a bit, then on the freeway a week or two ago a truck in front of me kicked up a good sized rock or something, that hit my underbody. after that my exhaust was loud when I accelerated and my tranny never acted up til today. I know for sure 2 days ago my oil was full and now it's sitting about half.
Lucky me my new bf works at a parts store! lol
Posted 03 October 2005 - 12:31 AM
Well, 267k on a set of HG's aint bad.
Flushing the coolant system is probably done best by filling it with a weak "Coolant flush" additive solution. Holts makes some good stuff, but there are a bunch out there. Use only half the amount recommend on the bottle - no need to chew your engine up. Rinse at least twice with tap water. Demineralised water won't take as much detergent out as tap water.
Of course, you need to replace the HG's first, or the flush will be futile.
Please search the board for "coolant replacement without bubbles" if you feel like reading my essay on that topic. The big secret is to fill the engine via the top radiator hose.
Posted 03 October 2005 - 05:14 PM
Anyways Im curious to know where the coolant has been going. It's not in the oil, so my guess is the exhaust. Can coolant clog the cat? sometimes it felt like my tranny was jerking but then I realized it could be too much back pressure, and now it feels Ive lost quite a bit and yes I have driven a few cars with no exhaust/fart cans for mufflers lol.
Posted 04 October 2005 - 12:58 AM
Just a little at a time....until the temp rises.
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