Your car was running hot and it overheated you pulled it over and got towed to the garage What are the chances your engine is blown only could smell antifreeze?
If you stopped as soon as it overheated, you probably have no damage, unless the head gasket has blown. This would require replacing the head gasket and possibly resurfacing or replacing the head. Depends on why the gasket blew, if it indeed is blown. You may have nothing more than a stuck thermostat, bad water pump, low coolant level, clogged radiator, or a non functioning fan. 29s here, a mechanic once told me that the 2.5 motor could go through hell was gasoline panties on. just dont over fill or deprive it of oil.
Your car shouldn't "burn" antifreeze. If it actually is "burning" antifreeze then chances are you have a blown/leaking head gasket or possibly a cracked engine block which allows antifreeze to enter the combustion chambers. If your antifreeze is just disappearing then it is probably leaking out from somewhere. Possible leak areas to check out would be the radiator hoses, heater hoses, radiator, water pump, and the heater core. Most of the time if the heater…
Many people associate the smell of antifreeze with an overheated engine. The only reason we do that is because we certainly smell antifreeze when the engine is overheated and blowing out antifreeze, but if there is just a slow leak of antifreeze and we smell that, we MIGHT be able to convince ourselves that the engine is overheated. Check for coolant leaks around the engine, radiator and heater hoses. After cooling down and drying out…
antifreeze does two things. It keeps the water in the radiator from freezing in the winter, and helps prevent if from boiling over and evaporating in the summer. You can run your vehicle with water alone in moderate temperatures and it will do the job. But, if you mean by "running out of antifreeze" you mean there is no liquid in the radiator, then yes, your vehicle can overheat and ruin the engine.
How can you tell if the antifreeze leak under the hood of a 1991 Crown Victoria is the water pump or something else?
Antifreeze does 2 things. First it protects your engine when the outside temperature is below freezing and the vehicle is not running. If the coolant freezes it could crack your engine block requiring a new engine. Caution: 100% antifreeze will also freeze up if it gets too cold. For best results you have to mix antifreeze and water. Check the antifreeze container for correct mixture. Antifreeze also has other things in it that keeps the…
What would cause a quick gush of white smoke to come out of the exhaust on a 1999 Dodge Caravan only upon starting?
White smoke is caused by water and or antifreeze entering the cylinder, and the engine trying to burn it with the fuel. The white smoke is steam. There are special gaskets (head gaskets are the primary gaskets) that keep the antifreeze from entering the cylinder area. The cylinder is where the fuel and air mixture are being compressed and burned. Any amount of antifreeze that enters this area will produce a white steam that will…
You think antifreeze is getting into the pistons and the engine is not wanting to stay running antifreeze is getting into the pistons?
Will the loss of radiator fluid and the motorbike was still ridden for 30 mins then require the bike to have a new engine?
Infrequent oil changes or running with too low of oil level. Running at consistantly too high or consistantly too low of RPMs Running an extended period on an il-timed engine. Timing chain jumped. An overheated condition can caused this. An severely overheated condition can warp the block and cause this as well. Water/fluid got in the intake
Added antifreeze to surge tank on 2000 Alero now antifreeze leaks from back of engine only sometimes?
My 1993 Chevy lumina minivan was running hot I put water and antifreeze in it and the next morning I noticed there was no antifreeze left?
Why does water and antifreeze run out of the left side of the engine block of your 1997 Ford Range XLT after it overheated?
If it is running out between the block and the head, you probably blew a head gasket. If that is the case, be sure and have the cylinder head resurfaced before you re-install it after you change out the gasket. A blown head gasket is usually caused by warpage of the head when it overheats. TIP: as long as the head is going to be resurfaced, you might also get the valves reground.
"Freon" is the product name of the refrigerant GAS used in air conditioning systems. Freon is compressed and expanded to cool the INSIDE of the vehicle. Antifreeze is a LIQUID that is circulated through the engine to keep the engine from melting down. When an engine is running it generates a lot of heat. If the heat is not dissipated, the engine will fail. Water is used to cool the engine and antifreeze is mixed…