Engine Cooling problem
2002 Pontiac Grand Prix 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 82000 miles
On a long road trip I recieved the low coolant message. The town I got the coolant in did not carry the proper DEX-COOL antifreeze/coolant so I purchased a bottle of normal antifreezecoolant. After a few more hours of driving on the freeway (Average speed was about 70 MPH) I noticed the white smoke coming from the tail pipe. The engine was at normal temperature but I knew something was wrong because of the white smoke. I added more antifreeze but continued to lose it fast. The car seems to run fine but still smokes. I read an article that said the first step is to remove the intake manifold then inspect the gasket. My main question is the car safe to drive until the dissasembly occurs and repairs are made. And how difficult is this process? I have not done a whole lof of car repairs but can usually figure stuff out pretty well. Or should I leave the repair up to a mechanaic?
have the same problem?
Monday, January 25th, 2010 AT 7:10 PM