no it does not fog up the windows... and I just did a rad flush 5 days ago... I think something when wrong... I was told to use some kind of stuff to put in the rad and a "powder" would show up where the leak is I've checked again and the reservoir is still full. I think I will buy & use a 12V heathing devices for now. (but the temperature gauge is staying more in the middle now , and the fan bearly run now so I guess it's a good sign)Originally posted by WillieSHOme@Dec 20 2003, 08:25 AM
I agree with Bob. It could be a very small pin hole leak in the heater core. And the way you described the smell, is deffinatly anti-freeze. And it will make you dizzy or headache. When you turn on the defrost it probably fogs up the winshield, right? Also since it just started and since its not a big leak. You haven't noticed any on the ground, right. What fluid you do lose will be replaced by the overflow container till that runs out. Get it checked out and fixed.
NNOOO!!!Originally posted by SixFoFalcon@Dec 20 2003, 01:37 PM
Cheapest fix=flush entire coolant system, including heater core, refill system, add Bar's brand leak sealer according to instructions (in my experience, it's the only one that works well.)
That might get you by for a few months or so. It is by no means a permanent solution. Eventually, you will have to replace the heater core, but it is a real pain to get to.
yes you are right! when I stop I smell it more, when I'm on the go no.Originally posted by green@Dec 20 2003, 01:30 PM
is the smell more noticeble at a stop, and goes away when moving? if so you may only have a bad pressure cap on the resevore tank. this tank is close to front cawl air intake. this cap not holding pressure will not cause big loss of fluid, but over time the air getting into the cooling system will cause system to rust, and clog things up. check for strong antifreeze smell around the resevore tank after the car has ben fully warmed up. If there is no antifreeze smell at the tank or anyware under the hood then its most likely a leaky heater core.
I just realized your car is a gen 2 the above advise is mostly for gen 3 and 4 that have a pressurized tank