WHEN I STARTED MY CAR IT SEEMED TO BE RUNNING ...

1989 Chrysler 5th Avenue

Tiny

Anonymous

December, 27, 2012 AT 6:59 AM

When I started my car It seemed to be running faster/louder while idleing. It also smelled really bad like burnt oil. And my car was putting out alooot of exhaust. More than any other car ive seen. What could this be?

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Tiny

fixitmr

December, 27, 2012 AT 9:56 AM

Did you recently overheat it? Have you checked your fluids levels?

Tiny

davidthebmxer

December, 27, 2012 AT 9:21 PM

I did not over heat it. But I did put in coolant and after I checked the coolant was empty.

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fixitmr

December, 27, 2012 AT 9:49 PM

Old car. Has any engine rebuild or major gasket work been done on it that you know of? It sounds like your blowin your coolant out the exhaust. Could be intake gasket leak if it seems to run smooth. Bad miss would point to head gasket leak/crack. What motor is it?

Tiny

davidthebmxer

December, 27, 2012 AT 10:07 PM

Nevermind the coolant just went into the radiator from the filling tank.

Tiny

davidthebmxer

December, 27, 2012 AT 10:07 PM

318 v8

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davidthebmxer

December, 27, 2012 AT 10:08 PM

I also forgot to put in half water in the coolant

Tiny

fixitmr

December, 27, 2012 AT 10:56 PM

Is it empty? When cool check radiator cap itself for full. Fill there first then overflow/capture tank. When was last time you checked coolant level before this happened.

Tiny

davidthebmxer

December, 27, 2012 AT 11:45 PM

It is full in the radiator cap. It was not empty before.

Tiny

fixitmr

December, 28, 2012 AT 6:53 AM

Ok so what about driving it? What's the outside temp where your at?

Tiny

fixitmr

December, 28, 2012 AT 7:29 AM

When you said smells like burning oil did you mean exhaust or engine compartment?

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