No, 1st sign was an erratic idle (I thought my 1 week old crankshaft sensor went again) due to massive quantities of coolant in the oil (no leak on the ground).
I turned it off and checked the coolant level which was way down, added 2/3 of gallon 50/50 antifreeze, but it still ran like cra.
10 minutes later I made it to the Canadian border, where it stalled on the US side. Went into the duty free washroom to fill up my jug once more (put in another 1/2 gallon of water) and made it to the CDN side where it stalled again right at the customs booth.
I got it started finally and drove 2 km's back to our hotel (with hardly any power at this point).
I checked my oil level and it was at almost the top of the dip stick!
Since I have been running synthetic oil for some time now (with Zmax additive) my oil did NOT become a milky mess, it was still clear.
Towed back to the dealership, new waterpump, gaskets, etc. And 3 oil changes and so far(3 days) running fine with the heater working at idle as well.
Check you coolant level, if it is down even a little bit, I would suspect your waterpump seals are starting to go. Don't make my mistake and put in a stop leak, which 'temporarily' solved the problem but nearly fried my engine!
Saturday, October 17th, 2009 AT 11:47 PM