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89 Corsica Water pump and thermosat changed when heat is turned on you smell antifreeze Could there be another problem?

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As ar as I know the name hasen't changed. Corsica is still Corsica.

Standard antifreeze should be changed every two years. Long life antifreeze needs changing every five years.

It depend's on what type and year vehicle you are driving. some of the gm model's have a lifetime antifreeze that is orange in color.

unless someone has changed it your Alero has Dexcool in it. Dexcool is available at any auto parts store or Walmart.

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29s, i replaced the oil pressure sender on my 92 corsica 3.1 and i did it while having my starter changed because it is located directly above the starter on the engine block.

on mine i just changed the o2 sensor located in the front by fan

The color of the antifreeze does not matter, as long as its the same type used to fill it the last time you changed it. I would suggest using the "long life or extended life antifreeze. this is good for around 2-3 years. You can buy the cheaper stuff, but it must be changed more often. But again, the color does not matter.

Conventional antifreeze is generally good for older vehicles. You can also consider 'long life' antifreeze - it's good for all make, model and year of vehicle or original antifreeze color. PEAK Long Life Antifreeze will protect for 150,000 miles/5 years. If your antifreeze hasn't been changed for 2-3 years for conventional coolant/antifreeze or 5 years for long life formulas, it's time for a flush and fill. - PEAK Automotive; peakauto.com

What may be changed from one form to another

The antifreeze change and flush interval is changed from what the owners manual says, Usually every 5 years.The interval is now 2 years.

Dex-cool is recommended to be changed every 5 years.

You have air trapped in the cooling system that needs purged out of the system.

Are you sure that isn't antifreeze and if so that would indicate the radiator is defective. There is a transmission oil cooler in the radiator.

The boiling point of the mixture is changed significantly by the amount of antifreeze in the mixture. Search "Boiling point of antifreeze" and several of the first ten results have charts detailing this effect.

I can tell you with a fair amount of confidence that it is your water pump leaking. I am having the same thing happen on my 1997 Chevy z71. I have changed many water pumps for the same reason. If you are mechanically inclined I would go purchase a chilton manual at the local auto parts store where and when you get the pump. Be ready for a full day job and also buy antifreeze and gasket sealant.

His real birth name was Napoleone Buonaparte, a real authentic Italian name. He was born to Italian parents and lived in Corsica, but just before he was born, Corsica was annexed by France. To make his name more French sounding, he changed it to Napoleon Bonaparte.

Amendments cannot be changed. They can be superceded by another amendment, or repealed (revoked) by another amendment.

They make it unique what the compound is, if changed it will be another compound and thus another reaction!

I have seen pink, red, orange, blue, purple, green, and yellow. They all turn brown if not changed when required.

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Heat can alter a substance into another substance. Such as when you bake a cake the batter is changed into a cake and can not be changed back.


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