Engine Cooling problem
1992 Eagle Talon 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 125000 miles
1992 Eagle Talon Non Turbo 2.0L 5 spd
After getting the car up to 7000 rpms in both 1st and 2nd gear the other day (red-line is 8k and 9k for this engine) I noticed there was some white smoke along with an unnormal smell coming out of the exhaust. Most noticeable after engine is running for a bit.
Oil level was above maximum, but oil was changed about a month ago. So I drained about 1.5 quarts. About 2 days later, after driving for about 10 minutes, I saw the temp gauge was all the way to hot, and next thing I know car starts to blow steam from under hood. Pull over and the coolant in the overflow resivor is boiling while there is no coolant visible under the radiator cap. Had to fill car with about 3 quarts of coolant before level returned to normal. Oil level did not change after the event, and since draining some oil there hasn't been much white smoke at all if any, so im not sure if its for sure a blown head gasket.
Sunday, August 29th, 2010 AT 9:14 PM