There have been complaints of this Coolant, but I think most are unfounded. Many motorists are under the mistaken impression that today's extended-life antifreeze products are lifetime coolants and never need to be changed. They are NOT lifetime coolants. The recommended replacement interval for most extended-life coolants is every five years or 150,000 miles, whichever comes first (not last). Extended-life antifreeze has been in use for about a decade, and GM has been using Dex-Cool extended-life antifreeze in all of its cars and light trucks since 1996. With older "conventional" antifreeze products, the recommended replacement interval is usually every two years or 30,000 miles. The same recommendation applies to extended-life coolants that have been contaminated with ordinary coolant. If somebody uses ordinary coolant to top off a system that is filled with extended-life coolant, the additive packages can interact and reduce the service life to that of regular coolant. The trouble is, you can't always tell if extended-life coolant has been contaminated with regular coolant. Most long-life products are dyed orange while most ordinary coolant is dyed green or yellow. But color shifts can occur naturally as a coolant ages, and it takes a lot of cross-contamination to produce a noticeable color shift with some products. The only way to know how often a coolant change is needed is to (1) know what kind of antifreeze is in the vehicle's cooling system (which is often difficult if not impossible to tell), and (2) to check the time/mileage since the last coolant change. One of the best ways to check the condition of the coolant is to use chemical test strips. The test strips change color to reveal both the condition and strength (freezing protection) of the coolant. The test strips react to the level of alkalinity or acidity in the coolant to give a "good" or "bad" reading. If the anti-corrosion additives are depleted, the antifreeze is overdue for a change regardless of time or mileage. Just make sure you use the correct type of test strip for the coolant being tested (regular or extended life). And if you are not sure what is in the cooling system, use a test strip designed for regular GREEN antifreeze. A visual inspection of the coolant is also a good idea to check for sediment or other signs of contamination. Droplets of oil in the coolant might be the result of a leaky ATF cooler or a leaky head gasket. The presence of sediment or rust would tell you the coolant is not doing its job of protecting the cooling system, and a coolant flush or coolant change are long overdue. If the system contains Dex-Cool antifreeze and the coolant is full of red muck (which GM says can occur if the cooling system has not been filled properly and there is air in the system), there is a serious problem that will likely require flushing and cleaning the entire cooling system, and possibly replacing the radiator if the muck cannot be removed. The most troublesome applications have been Chevy/GMC S-10 pickups and Blazer/Jimmy models with the cast iron 4.3L V6 engine. These trucks do not have a pressurized coolant reservoir and seem to be prone to air contamination of the coolant.
Contact a mechanic.
Listen, just grab your cash and visit a mechanic.
For my 1998 VW new beetle My car had this problem. It worked 80% of the time. I used the radio most of the time but when I started to listen to some CDs, I would get errors and the whole thing would just freeze. I started having overheating issues with my car so I had a mechanic fix the problem. While fixing the overheating problems, the mechanic also discovered there was an electrical error and he detached my stock radio/cd changer and said it was causing some of the problems. I purchased and installed a brand new CD/AUX/USB/RADIO deck myself and now my cruise control and rear defrost works perfectly. The mechanic said he wasn't surprised that the new electrical piece he replaced fixed those minor problems.
It's probably just a loose belt. Try to have a certified mechanic diagnose it.
Something else to check - this happened to me so I consulted with local authorized Nissan mechanic. Change the worn distributor cap. Simple as that and it fixed this problem for me.
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Yes. In fact she just recently started smoking.
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The transmission is slipping/dying, take it to a certified mechanic..
Ok I couldn't say as much as i wanted so i will here. Like i said the car is not overheating. It has only happened 2 times and after the first time i still drove it because it wasnt smoking too bad and it went away. The second time it happened we just went back home and its been parked ever since. My bf thinks its the head gasket. My moms mechanic is thinking it could be the intake but he hasn't looked at it i just told him the symptoms. Can anyone help give any advice as to what it could be because between my bf and the mechanic and things ive read online im lost and i don't have the money to bring it in to be looked at so im just trying to get any information i can. Thank you.
I had a ford contour that overheated a lot. Took it to several mechanics and no one could find a reason to why it was overheating. Since I couldn't fix the problem, I just kicked on the AC when it started to run too warm and that kept it at normal running temp.
No he don't but i think there has bin rumors saying he didHe stopped for a while when he started to run, but recently started once again.
Yes, she recently started mostly around LA and traveling.
Yes, I believe that it now is. It just recently started. I think.
No. He recently broke up with his girlfriend of six years, Kim Smith, but he is now dating a girl named Ashley Cook. The just recently started dating. Tyson said in a Montreal radio interview that she was the only person there for him when Kim recently cheated on her. So I guess that's how they started dating.
i had this problem too and a couple weeks after it started my low coolant light came on so i filled it up with dexcool and havent had the problem since
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My 2004 Honda accord has recently started to hesitate upon acceleration.
if their muscles twitch more than usual and it has recently started.
They recently started airing the reruns again.