HELP! I'M SCARED! Possible intake manifold failure!
I was opening my hood to change my spark plugs all by myself for the first time, and I noticed that the engine was still REALLY hot, after it had been sitting for an hour. I took note of the coolant level (as I always do when I open the hood for anything), and it was normal. Three hours later, I go back and my coolant level has gone down at least an inch, and my engine is STILL really hot. It was driving very oddly today too, but I don't know enough to be able to describe it better than... it sounded very cloggy, and was very unresponsive. My first thought when I saw the coolant loss was OH NOOOOO!!! intake failure!!! But I looked under the car, and it'* all on the ground. I was under the impression that when the intake failed, it went into the engine, and I wouldn't see any on the ground. I'm really worried :(
Oh yeah, and it hasn't leaked coolant for over 2 months, that leak was caused by a bad radiator cap, so basically nothing like this til now. I also have very little history on the car, so I don't know if the UIM/LIM was ever done before.
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