This is a discussion on Yuck!!! within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Also...it doesn't have the green stuff. Orange, and the coolant is full......
05-15-2007, 10:09 AM #21
Also...it doesn't have the green stuff. Orange, and the coolant is full...
05-15-2007, 10:19 AM #22
05-15-2007, 11:58 AM #23
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05-15-2007, 12:00 PM #24
05-15-2007, 01:46 PM #25
If you've had the car for 11k miles without knowing the prior service history for the cooling system, and did not do a drain/flush until now I'm sorry...I'd call you a "mechanical moron who doesn't take proper care of his/her vehicle". I'm certainly not trying to insult you or state that you're a moron in general...just that you don't understand your own vehicle and the importance of cooling system maintenance with DexCool. If you take offense, I'm sorry, but that's my assessment of your problem...improper maintenance by someone who didn't know better. Nobody who knows DexCool leaves it in for 46k miles and acts dumbfounded when they find sludge, unless they're a "mechanical moron" when it comes to DexCool.
Now, if you have done a coolant flush/drain since you've had the car, or are 100% that the previous owner did just before you got it, then I stand corrected.
05-15-2007, 02:08 PM #26
i had the same problem with mine i just took it to get it flushed becase i did it myself and it was still nasty and when i got it back he jsut sayed thats what dexicool dose when you dont take care of it just get it flushed thats what i would doWishin for a LS1
05-15-2007, 06:08 PM #27
05-17-2007, 08:15 AM #28
05-17-2007, 08:19 AM #29
Just to let everyone know what the verdict was at the GM dealer. I had oil in my coolant and vice versa. He said that when oil mixes with the antifreeze it coagulates into that sludge shit. He said the culprit is most likely the head gaskets. He said that I would have never made the trip to Virginia...said my engine would have seized up. Thank you everyone for your assistance and feedback...except for the asshole that called me a moron...he can suck a d!ck...
05-17-2007, 09:21 AM #30
05-17-2007, 11:41 AM #31
Dam that sux man, and had I read this earlier I woulda asked you to check your oil and see if the oil on the end of your dipstick was milky looking (like chocolate milk) with bubbles. Had that happen to me once with my last car. Dam head gasket.
05-17-2007, 11:45 AM #32
05-17-2007, 11:53 AM #33
You caught yours sooner than I did. I was just driving around one day and my temp shot up. I pulled over at a auto store by chance. Checked my coolant level in the radiator and saw no fluid, went in the store and bought some more coolant filled it back up and drove straight home, about 7 miles. With it starting to overheat again as I pulled in the driveway. Turned it off, called a friend he suggested I check the oil dipstick and sure enough. It did no damage to the motor just had the headgasket replaced no more problems. I think you caught yours much earlier than I did, so you should be OK. Hate to hear that is what you found, that sux, but what can you do.
05-17-2007, 11:54 AM #34
And I would be willing to bet 2 weeks ago when you got your oil change it was fine, no evidence.
05-17-2007, 12:00 PM #35
05-17-2007, 01:39 PM #36
Cool lucky you, nice to see your extended warranty is gonna work out for ya. Mine on the otherhand, I have had my car for over 3 years now, only used the factory warranty until it ran out, then I started the mods and pretty much voided everything that my extended warranty would cover. DOH!!! But I did get a lot done off the factory, stupid dealership sold me mine with full warranty even though my car had been through hell and back. stayed in the shop for 6 weeks out of the first 2 months I owned it. Whole brand new drive line installed and a few other things over $8000 worth of shit replaced, in fact the last time I talked to that dealership, they told me not to ever step foot on their lot again unless I have a lawyer...LMFAO!!!
05-17-2007, 01:51 PM #37
Read my post again. I didn't call you a moron. I called you a mechanical moron when it comes to DexCool. Perhaps ignorant would be a less offensive term? Or uneducated? My intent was not to offend you.
Since you should also suck a dick for getting so easily offended...wanna go 69 with me!?!?
05-17-2007, 04:00 PM #38
05-17-2007, 07:22 PM #39
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