Engine Mechanical problem
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 118000 miles
ok so me and the wife are coming back from jacksonville last weekend in her 01 gs with approx 120000 miles on it. We are 4 hrs into the trip when the ac starts blowing warm air. As I notice that I notice a clunking noise under the hood at the same time I see the temp gage pegged out as high as it could go. So I start to pull of the road. As I pull of the road a large cloud of white smoke comes from under the hood shortly followed by a dead car.
So I get it back home via a tow truck and tear it apart. This is what I found
radiator overflow res-partially melted cap melted with whole in it
radiator cap- missing pieces (found them in the radiator)
spark plug tube seals- bad. Def bad see next
spark plugs-covered in oil
spark plug wires-2 melted 2 broken
oil in spark plug tubes
oil-as black as night
thermostat- why not had one for it anyway
thats all ive found and ive replaced all components, flushed radiator, and changed the oil tried starting it last night and it would crank (slower then normal) but would not fire. Im now kinda dumbfounded and need help fast. My subaru chunked up its crank pulley and its out of commission for a few days till the new one comes in and were outta cars.
Thanks for all and any help guys
also to note the white smoke was coolant coming out of the melted resevoir cap and covering the motor and burning off
Sunday, August 20th, 2017 AT 6:38 PM