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Old 08-13-2008, 06:43 PM   #1
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My 2002 has been burning antifreeze. Their are no leaks on the ground or smoke but I can smell it outside the car. Does anybody know?
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Probably needs a new intake gasket. This was the same issue with my car at about 60,000 miles. Fairly easy job if you know what you are doing.
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I have a similar problem on my 00 SSEi but at night when my car is iddling or right after i turn it off before the lights time out i can see steam comming out from my drivers side headlight. Im not sure if its the head or intake gasket cause it doesnt drip either
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Josh.. How much coolant loss do you have? Upper intake manifolds are common to fail on the non-supercharged motors.

Bnuge, yours sounds like either a radiator hose or radiator leak.

Ok...go investigate, find the sources of the leaks and let'* get them fixed up.
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Josh 02, I'm think that my 02 sle is burning coolant too. I have notice water dripping from my exaust tips after the car has been shut off and sitting for awhile, My first thought it was gas or condensation, but i did notice a lower level in my radiatior
filler. Sometimes i can go out to the car and wet spots would be on the ground under the duals. Also sometimes the car is hasitate to start, then other times when i turn the key it start up as soon as i twist the key.
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