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Re: i'm getting lite-headed while driving the car
Use a home carbon monoxide detector to see if it is leaking inside the car. that is very dangerous. you should not even drive the car start the car and leave the detector inside with the windows shut. then get out of the car . it will start beeping if you have any corbon monoxide present.do this in an open area. then vent the car before checking anything else.
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Most likely a head gasket. The coolant is forced into the oil chambers and mixes. This too leaks into the exhaust gases and burns off as you describe.
You usually get oil in the coolant reservoir. This can be checked with a test strip available at automotive supply store. It measures the acidity in the coolant.
Possibly a punctured radiator hose. Do you notice any water on the ground after you move the car? If not check the hoses near your exhaust manifold it maybe leaking onto there and you wont notice it on the ground. I would try all this before I consider head gasket, only because its simpler and cheaper :). Good luck and hope this helps
these suffer a bad heater matrix, the carpet gets wet.
head gasket, water goes brown.
water leak, under exhaust manifold a black steel pipe it pushes into block, there is a recess to hold an o ring on it rots away and leaks when driving making it hard to find, dont use rad weld as blocks heater matrix on these cars.
see if you have a water mark around the bottom pulleyas poss a leaking water pump, it will leave a white or brown mark around the pulley closer to the bulk head.
anything leaking? will it overheat sitting running? will it over heat while driving with the heat on?has he been using a lot of coolant?any bad smeels in car?Smoke alot while driving?Let me know thanks
could be an exhaust leak, or a bad gas cap. gas caps have a vent that allows air to escape from the tank safely, if you notice a depressurizing sound when you take the gas cap off it should be replaced, it's possible that the air is building up in the tank and leaking out somewhere it shouldn't be, in which case this is very unsafe so please be careful if you must drive it this way.