Engine Cooling problem
1965 Buick Skylark V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 80.000 miles
i have a 1965 buick special, and yesterday it suddenly started smoking(smoke, not steam), and sizzling from the engine, so much that I had to stop because I was afraid the engine is gonna catch on fire.
shortly before that, the more it was smoking the more the engine was making a rattling sound when hitting the gas.
when I looked at the engine it seemed like smoke came out the air filter thing, and around the headgasket somewhere all around the engine.
i guess that I might not have enough cooling water in the radiator or something, but since this car has no indicator for how much water is required to put in, i'm not sure whether I should just fill the radiator to the very top or not.
i'm afraid that it'll be too much water and therefor too much pressure which may damage the radiator or cooling circuit.
any help is greatly appreciated.
have the same problem?
Friday, May 22nd, 2009 AT 9:26 AM