Question about Lincoln Continental
Posted by Anonymous on
First, I'd be looking for a coolant leak. The smoke you saw was likely steam. If the engine was wet with coolant, you need to dry it off (especially the ignition wiring) in order to get it started. Make sure the radiator itself is full, not only the recovery bottle (unless you have a closed system with the cap on the bottle as only access) You can use water while looking for the leak but don't let it sit in cold weather with water in it. After any overheat, it's wise to replace the thermostat as they become unreliable. Hopefully your leak is in a hose or other easily replaceable item. After you make the repair, use a hydrometer (inexpensive at most parts stores) to re-balance coolant/water mix.
If you see heavy steam from the tailpipe or it continually overheats, you may have a failed head gasket.
Hopefully you won't see that.
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