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Various gremlins in a 2000 ls v8

Hi we just picked up a 2000 ls v8 as a spare care. it is very very clean but has 185k miles on it. this vehicle has all the screwy shifting glitches others have noted but is nice to drive. the problem I have is the smell of coolant when i stop and exit. The temp gauge remains at the half mark and all heating and air work well. No oil in the water or water in the oil as well as no apparent pressure problems as in a head gasket. So if someone could steer me where to look and what to look for I would appreciate it. The car has the drivers window regulator problem. Ebay sell whole replacement units for 120.00 or less. Anyone use other than oem. Have any of you removed the oem air filter monster for a smaller aftermarket one. Will that affect the running, cooling etc. Thanks alot. Oh also the engine light comes on then goes off after a minute or so under hard acceleration. Might that be something to worry about or could it be needing a new air filter. Thanks again

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The intakes of these cars crack behind the alternator complete plenum kits are available aftermarket you will notice antifreeze in the valley,the aftermarket regulator is the most cost effective way to go,using an aftermarket air intake is good if you don't get too much rain the oem design stops water also

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