I am not sure what is going on with my van please HELP!
First started when I was driving I smelled to strong sweet odor. I pulled over, turned my van off and saw tons of coolant leaking under my van and the temp was at 210. I got it towed back to my place and had a mechanic come check it out. He checked it out and replaced the water pump but said I needed to get new radiator cap. I let the van sit overnight and this morning I replaced the cap. I drove it around the block and I noticed white smoke coming from under the hood. When I looked under the hood the smoke was around the radiator cap. I waited for it to cool down and took the cap off when I realized the fluid that was once there was no longer. I topped it off with coolant and let it run a little and it didn’t smoke and the temp was fine. I just drove it for no more than 10mins and it started smoking AGAIN, still not overheating.
Could it be I didn’t purchase the correct cap or is it the spilled coolant burning off or another issue?
Monday, June 11th, 2012 AT 5:25 PM