Question about 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse
I googled for help on 99 eclipse non turbo. We've changed the thermostat three times, the first was probably unneccessary. The second thermostat we got from Schuck's and was getting stuck, the third we just bought two days ago at a Napa. The first we got from an all foreign car parts here that is local. There is only a thin paper seal when we put the thermostat on. Now to get to the problem. After about two, maybe three days, the car begins to over heat on idle and there is nothing but cold air coming through. The anti freeze reserve tank is completely empty. We can't tell where the leak, if there is one is coming from. There is no sign of burning antifreeze, you know that sweet sick smell it gives off. We just replaced a the valve cover gasket that was causing oil to leak and the cams to make a horrible noise. We've ran the car for some time, lifted to check for leaks and haven't seen anything.
Well the antifreeze has to go somewhere so its either going out onto the ground via hose or gasket, or it can get into you oil system via gasket or out the tailpipe via gasket. Since you said you cant smell it I would look for a puddle on the ground or in the oil. But since you said its knocking i would have to say head gasket is leaking antifreeze into the oil.... Pull out your engine oil dipstick and see if its white/foamy, if it is its the headgasket/head issue.
Posted on Mar 03, 2009
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