Engine Cooling problem
2005 Pontiac G6 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 57,000 miles
While cleaning my car the other day, I decided to add some coolant to my engine. This has been the second time in the two years I've owned the car my low coolant light has went on. Well I added the coolant and later that night my temperature gage starting steadily rising and stopped at 200 degrees in the middle of the night. This is very alarming because before I added any coolant my temperature gage would barely rise at night. I got in my car the following afternoon and again it stopped at 200 degrees. This is the first time ive seen it that hot at any time of day. My car has not overheated yet and overheats at 260 degrees. I am very concerned and plan on visiting a mechanic soon but I cant get there for a few days. Has anyone else ever had a problem like this where your car actually gets hotter after adding coolant? I looked in the manual and my car said to use dex-cool. I used Predstone 50/50 antifreeze which is the same exact stuff I used last time I filled my coolant and I didnt have this problem. Can anyone help?
have the same problem?
Tuesday, September 7th, 2010 AT 3:06 AM