My car was losing power, and bogging down. Then the low coolant light came on and I thought that was odd because I remember a friend of mine just added antifreeze. I went to add more to the overflow, and I realized that he added old green antifreeze to dex cool. I checked the radiator, it was empty but a mud like substance lined the neck.
I assumed that was the reason it was running bad. I bought flush kit and prestone super flush. While I poured the prestone in, and let the car heat up, the engine stalled. I then tried to restart a few times, and failed. There was a strong rotten egg smell, white smoke coming out of exhaust, and water near tailpipe. I continued to flush with radiator cap off, it appeared to run clear almost immediately.
After a bit, I tried to start again, and it seemed to want to, but I think my catalytic converter is clogged severely.
I checked the oil, it didn't look out of the ordinary. I pulled a spark plug and it looked wet and maybe a bit of oil? I assumed it was wet because it was flooded.
Previously the car didn't leak oil or antifreeze. I am not sure where the antifreeze went, if it gelled up in engine, but then why would the water run clear during flush?
Get a helper disconnect a sparkplug wire or 2 and ground it to the engine atleast 3/16 away from ground-have helper crank engine over-do you have a snapping blue spark? If so-you have a fuel related problem, Do you hear the fuel pump come On when you turn key on? If not check fuel pump fuse and fuel pump relay if okay-check the fuel pressure to rule out the fuel filter/fuel pump/pressure regulator and listen to the injector/s are they pulsing or hook up a noid light. No snapping blue spark continue to troubleshoot the ignition system-power input to the coil/coil packs,coil's resistances,cap and rotor,distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, cam and crank sensors and computer Note: If it doesn't apply disregard it and keep testing
December, 20, 2011 AT 4:02 AM
It is upper intake manifold. Do I need to replace manifold or gasket?
December, 20, 2011 AT 4:54 AM
It takes 3-things for an engine to start-compression, spark and fuel something is amiss within this areas-do what I've suggested