01-20-2008, 01:18 PM
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Outside of the Loop-ATL
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Originally Posted by samnavy
I will only mention once the how retarded it is to operate a vehicle with a known faulty component as significant as a thermostat... when they're $5 to replace. I certainly have never done anything that dumb
Things to check for blown HG.
Some kind of smoke from the tailpipe.
Pull all 4 sparkplugs and check for steam in the cylinders.
Drain coolant and check for oil.
Drain oil and check for coolant.
Check the block/head itself and see if you're leaking into the engine bay.
If none of these are present, it's doubtful your gasket has failed.
Well I will answer you first part first.
I replaced the t-stat already and it only seem to happen when it before freezing and its only happen 4-5 times, and not everytime it get cold either.
I going to check the block to see if there is coolant in there. I am not sure if my roommate has work, so I can go get oil so I can drain my oil. Atleast I was going to do an oil change anyway.
As for smoke... yea it was smoking a little more then normal this morning but the weather been weird here in Atlanta so couldn't tell if it was the cold.
BTW thanks for a speedy replay.
oh and sorry to make it sound the t-stat was a really bad problem..