I drove approximately 3 miles to Jiffy Lube to have them check the fluids, because I had the oil changed 3 weeks ago. When I pulled onto the lot there was a warning beep and the temperature gauge shot up, as far as it would go. I pulled the car into the bay, when the hood was opened, there was steam coming from the side of the engine, I also noticed that there was antifreeze leaking in into the pit below. Coolant was added and it never got full, so I had to pull it out of the bay, but it would not start. The car was pushed out of the bay and 5 minutes later the car started. There was a puff of blue smoke from the exhaust pipe. The smoke started and I drove about 3 blocks to a friends home, to park the car on his parking pad.
When I lifted the hood, there was no steam. I checked the oil to see if there was any problem with it and the fluid on the stick was higher than it should be and the oil was a brown milky color. Do you think I cracked the block or could it be as simple as a head gasket? What are your thoughts?
Thank you in advance for a prompt response.
have the same problem?
Sunday, February 6th, 2011 AT 6:25 PM