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Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 8:38 am
Subject: Burning white
It is burning white. Kinda smells like coolant. Is this a big deal? What would cause that?
I am worried about the financial aspect in repairs.I think it is probably the turn signal flasher, too. Is that expensive?
I am worried, 33, SF and I know nothing about cars!
Get it in and have the tests below done -could be a blown headgasket
Have it block and pressure tested-do the block first to pinpoint a combustion leaking into the cooling system or a gas analyzer to sniff for hydrocarbons at the radiator fill neck.
Pressure test: do not do a pressure test if there's leakage at the headgasket this might cause coolant into the cylinders and lock it up or bend a connecting rod if cranked thereafter. The headgasket should be repaired before doing the pressure test.
If the block and pressure test passes check the following: Thermostat, Pressure test the Rad. Cap, Clogged radiator, Fan clutch, Radiator electrical fan, collaspe hoses, water pump.
Tuesday, November 20th, 2007 AT 8:48 AM