Re: Antifreeze smell from exhaust pipes--time for sealer?
I'll pull the spark plugs too and check them out (and take reference pictures).
I was thinking that the reason it stops steaming/smoking once the engine is warm is either 1) the leak/drip is small and takes awhile (i.e. overnight) to build up enough to produce noticable smoke or 2) once the motor warms up the leak seals itself somehow.
That said, I'll start it tonight and check for bubbles, check each plug for signs of being steam cleaned by coolant, check the heads for coolant residue, and retorque the head bolts to 65 ft lbs. If that doesn't work, I will remove each bolt, clean it, coat with it sealant and retorque it (do I need to remove the lower head bolts near the headers?).
If I find that the head gasket is still allowing coolant into the combustion chamber, I will have that head checked for warping and then reinstall it with a new gasket...
You guys are great.