Okay, first off I am back home, so I am set (in a way). I have tasted (I know it is terrible and it has voided my warranty.) The fluid, and it tasted a little salty. I just added green coolant. The coolant that it had before was more of a clear color.
I figured out that the coolant (I am pretty sure that is what it is, but again not positive) vaporizes when the muffler is hot. When I was driving, and then would stop, it wouldn't be dripping. I got home let it sit for an hour or two, and it was dripping again. The exhaust smells somewhat like coolant.
Would a semi blow head gasket have the coolant leaking symptoms? I haven't noticed the coolant going down. I have a reservoir for the coolant, and that has appeared to stay pretty much the same. I have check the radiator itself to make sure that it is full, and it is filled to the brim.
I wonder if it is condensation. I know what condensation is on a cold morning. Today it was sixty's and dripping. Also would condensation drip that much? It is a somewhat steady drip, nothing real fast.
So I guess I am wondering if it is a failing head gasket, if the fluid is coolant. What do you think?
Thanks a lot for your help! I tried to give you a five star rating, but it would let me. It said that I didn't have enough points to give.
Saturday, March 14th, 2009 AT 9:10 PM