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What does it mean if there is a strong smell of gasoline in your coolant fluid?


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2005-01-21 08:41:14
2005-01-21 08:41:14

You may have a blown head gasket, or less likely a cracked engine block. In either case, some symptoms are a loss of power/ rough running engine and white exhaust smoke.

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You engine contains coolant, oil, transmission fluid, P/S fluid, brake fluid, gasoline, & windshield washer fluid. Smell of the fluid, and if it has no smell it is not gasoline. If it is not slick to the touch it is not oil, transmission fluid, or P/S fluid. So that leaves brake fluid, or windshield washer fluid. Brake fluid does have a slight smell, and may be slightly slick, if you pay close attention. Look at the area it is coming from and this is a clue to what is leaking. Try laying a piece of white paper under the vehicle and see what it looks like on paper. Color is a clue.You engine contains coolant, oil, transmission fluid, P/S fluid, brake fluid, gasoline, & windshield washer fluid. Smell of the fluid, and if it has no smell it is not gasoline. If it is not slick to the touch it is not oil, transmission fluid, or P/S fluid. So that leaves brake fluid, or windshield washer fluid. Brake fluid does have a slight smell, and may be slightly slick, if you pay close attention. Look at the area it is coming from and this is a clue to what is leaking. Try laying a piece of white paper under the vehicle and see what it looks like on paper. Color is a clue.

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You may have a bad head gasket and or a cracked head.

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The smell of gasoline comes from the vapors it gives off. In time, the smell should disappear naturally. If you'd like to speed that process up, a good cleaning with a saddle soap will help.

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Gasoline has a distinct smell. It smells strong, like petroleum and it can cause a person to feel ill if it is smelled too long.


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