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93 loyale...spewing anitfreeze????
Posted 21 November 2005 - 08:42 AM
It' been a while since I last posted. I am having problems with My soob. It has been overheating, so I put a new water pump and thermostat in it. This did not fix the problem. I've been adding pre-mixed anitfreeze every two days because it keeps leaking out????? The other day, it left me stranded and a pinhole leak formed in radiator. Marked the leak and had it patched. After I put everything back together and filled the radiator, I tried to start it to make sure the patch would hold. While the engine was turning, radiator fluid spewed out of the radiator all over the engine. I put the radiator cap on and turned the engine over and it spewed radiator fluid out from under the cap. Any ideas as to why this is happening? I know it's not supposed to, I just don't know why. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted 21 November 2005 - 09:33 AM
Posted 21 November 2005 - 09:36 AM
Posted 21 November 2005 - 10:58 PM
The first thing that comes to mind is a head gasket. You can test it by getting a combustion gas kit. I know NAPA used to sell them, they still might. You run the engine with the cap off the radiator. The kit consists of a tube with a rubber cone-shaped bottom. You put the test fluid in the tube, and if the gases coming from the radiator are combustion gases, the fluid changes colors. I can't think of anything else that would make your engine puke antifreeze like that, especially if you've already replaced the thermostat.
Maybe I'm missing something, but I don't know how I'm gonna get the radiator fluid into the tube without it blowing all over the engine compartment and more importantly on the alternator. Could you explain in a little more detail??? I'm not very mechanically inclined. Why would a bad or blown head gasket cause radiator fluid to gush out of the radiator????
I really appreciate all the tips you have given me.
Take care and have a great Thanksgiving
Posted 21 November 2005 - 11:28 PM
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