Originally Posted by xxxbimmer
ehhhhh good luck with the fix guys........one of the worst things to see
i have been having to add some coolant every so often but only about evry other month or so but lately its been every few days. i dont see any leaks under the car but i do smell coolant when im driving and thats usually a sign i need to add coolant. my check coolant level has stopped coming on even when i do need to add it, yesterday i was going to the auto store to get coolant because i had an appointment to take my car in this morning and on the way there steam started coming out from the hood and thru the vents, i pulled in opened the hood and steam everywhere from the drivers side with a hissing noise until the coolant was all on the ground, i have noticed twice this week that the temp gauge went to the red so i pulled over and filled the coolant and then it was fine til i got home the heat also went to cold but then blew hot air after i topped off the coolant. the temp gauge was going into red yesterday as well before it started steaming. i guess my question is why does the coolant only leak when its hot and does this sound like a hose or the radiator or water pump or what? it doesnt leak when the car is off and parked, i would think that if the leak was so big that it would leak out when sitting! after the big blow out yesterday i drove home parked it and this morning no coolant on the ground! also i stuck my finger in the reserve tank because the bobble level thing doesnt come up unless i touch it then it floats up but when i pulled my fingers out it was more like oil than coolant and it smelled like gasoline, could this be the additive that i put in to stop miner leaks and if so why didnt this leak out with the coolant? the coolant was the normal green color when it leaked out! i know this is alot but any suggestions would be great! im waiting now for a friend to look at it!