Engine Cooling problem
2000 Ford Explorer 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 68000 miles
All vitals appear good at start-up but engine is
1) slow to warm up (shows TOTALLY cold for 2-3 miles and then starts to rise)
2) no heat from heater when indicators shows engine to be warm
3)shortly after that valves start to ping when accelerating (sounds like a diesel)
Stop engine, open hood and
1)smell antifreeze but no leaks, no steam and resevoir is full,
2)smell hot oil - fresh, not combusted (like spilling on hot manifold) and see faint whiff of white smoke rising from side of block (oil level fine, oil is new)
Engine does not "feel" overheated and dash indicator shows normal.
All of this happens after about 5 miles or 10 minutes of city driving.
have the same problem?
Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010 AT 8:52 AM