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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 3rd, 11, 10:00 PM Thread Starter
 
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Smells like radiator coolant

I have a 91 rs v6 and when i turn my front de foggers on i smell radiator cooant. Im also having my resivor im almost empty but the radiator is full? What could be casuing this?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 3rd, 11, 10:04 PM
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Re: Smells like radiator coolant

Most likely a cracked heater core. They seal the boxes a lot better than they used to so it can leak a while before any shows up inside the car.
http://www.thirdgen.org/heatercore

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 3rd, 11, 10:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Smells like radiator coolant

Thanks i'll give it a look and see if thats the problem
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 5th, 11, 03:56 AM
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Re: Smells like radiator coolant

91--yep about time for the heater core
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 5th, 11, 09:52 AM
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Re: Smells like radiator coolant

I agree with all of the above. My 93Z had the same problem. When I turned on the defrosters it fogged up my windshield and smelled like coolant. Defiantly the heater core.
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