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We are thinking of buying this old car. It was an abandoned car in the city that they sent to a junk dealer. Someone bought it and then decided not to fix it. So we really have no history except that the fellow who bought it drove it around his yard and it started to overheat. He hasn't ran it since. He took the radiator off and it seems good. Yesterday we drained a little oil out of the drain plug and it seems there is a faint sweetness in the oil left on the edge of the container where the oil had ran down it's edge. The oil has some whitish and grayish swirls in the approx. 3/4 cup of oil we drained. Calvin
One way to test for sure if there is antifreeze in your oil (and avoiding ingesting poisonous ethylene gylcol) is by placing a drop of oil on a hot exhaust manifold. If it boils, there is a antifreeze leak. Similarly, if you can light the oil on fire with a hand lighter, there is a gas leak as well. If you find antifreeze, you can try using a florescent dye to track the leak to its source.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Sounds like the battery may be bad. You could remove it and take it to a mechanic or parts store and have them test it for you. Mechanic might charge you 15bucks or so. Most parts stores will test it for free and gladly sell you a new one.
Posted on Jan 02, 2009
Hey there..my name is Keith...and these new cars from the 90's up..dont like Stop-Leak..and it stops them up and compounds the problem..they arent like the radiators of yesture-year..so i would replace the radiator..plus the 90's up models dont like to be over heated ..and it may have blew a head gasket..i know this isnt good news..but its sound..and if you have any other questions..please ask me
Posted on Jun 29, 2009
You may have had an air pocket in the system. What I would when you get part,is to run at idle with radiator cap off and let warm up from cold start. With heater setting on so as coolant can flow through that part of system. Of course keep eye on temp as it warms up. This can take a while as fans won't come on till thermostat is opening. check hoses as it warms. when hoses get "hot to touch" both upper and lower , put cap on and make sure overflow bottle is filled to its level.If it all seems to be going well then i would let fans cycle for 2 may be 3 time before test drive.
Posted on Jul 22, 2009
since it was such a small amount of anti freeze and water,anti freeze has a petrolem base and water would have sunk to the bottom of oil pan, change oil and filter and you should be ok
Posted on Mar 02, 2010
SOURCE: I have a 2002 hundai
the sweet smell is the motor burning off the residual coolant on the components that got sprayed with coolant.if the car got overheated enough it may have damaged the head gasket and is now burning oil due to the over heating.or there is a mechanical problem due to the overheating(ring problem,valve problem,etc.)if its burning oil then it can cause an 02 problem as the sensor will get coated with what ever is coming out of the exhaust.the heat sensor is part of the 02 sensor that warms the sensor up so the computer will go into closed loop sooner and help with fuel mileage.
Posted on Apr 05, 2011
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