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Old 02-06-2014, 09:11 PM   #11
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Old 02-06-2014, 09:21 PM   #12
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just a thought since you were running your fan you didn't by chance have the ac compressor running did you? if your fan isn't running and your over heating it is very possible to have overheated and locked up the ac compressor and the puff of white smoke could have been the clutch burning. that would have given off the weird smell. and the smoke would have been very white not blue. my focus did just that. now mine was in the middle of summer and not cold out, but never the less. its a possibility.

*note* I've actually done this on an Oldsmobile also. no air moving over the condenser and the compressor vapor locks
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Old 02-06-2014, 11:41 PM   #13
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constant overheating could've caused antifreeze to release, thermostat housing is known to fail on these cars, and it's right against the block which can explain rapid burn of the antifreeze causing the nasty smell, I'll look into it first.
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Old 02-07-2014, 12:51 PM   #14
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No there is no overheating at all so you people talking about low coolant and the car over heating your wrong, but yes It might be the resistor for the fans
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Old 02-07-2014, 12:53 PM   #15
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it is not burning off antifreeze. its not always overheating. I said it will overheat if the heat is not on and im just sitting at a stand still or moving under 5mph
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and nothing AT ALL to deal with the thermostat
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Low speed overheating is most likely a cooling fan not turning on issue (as stated above). I would check the aforementioned wiring, and if that passes the visual test, let the car idle with the hood up and see if the (or either, not sure if you have a condenser fan), fan turns on before it starts to overheat. Be very careful, as overheating is very dangerous for a car. Don't let it get too hot.
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