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Old 11-04-2003, 09:52 PM   #1
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Ahh yes, my damn check engine light went on a while back, for the second time, as a result of spinning my tires. got it checked out once said it was some **** with the EGR. today I got an oil change and a coolent flush(out with orange and in with the green!), and now it'* off. i'm so glad.
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It was probably just excess heat at the time.
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if so then why didnt it ever go off when the car cooled? i think a sensor told the car that it was dirty, or not mixed rioght anymore?
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Could have been a stuck sensor (or i don't know, and am trying to cover my *** )
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Meh it happens, once I broke traction and my brake fluid light went on

Cars can be weird
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Codes usually have to be cleared, they just don't go away (or so i think)
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Why did you change from the orange coolant to the green coolant? I thought people normally go the other way.
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Oye...no no...if it says Dexcool...leave it Dexcool.... :o
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based on a few mechanics and some discussions in here. changing to the green may be a good a thing. certainly it'* not something that could cause harm.

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Nope, it just went off. I was standing there the whole time while the flush was goin on. besides, the check engine wasn't brought up to the guy, or was even a factor in my decision to change the fluid.
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I haven't checked it out for sure, but supposedly there are some TSBs about Dexcool breaking down parts of the coolant system. I figure, if your car'* still under warranty, keep the orange, otherwise, switch to green.
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