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Old 09-13-2013, 07:09 AM   #1
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First serious problem

Ok this last week i had my first serious problem with my v6. It happened too fast for me to diagnose much but heres what happened.

Getting off the freeway, i noticed a burning smell, i was behind a diesel truck so i thought it wasn't me.

Then i noticed the smoke. White smoke coming from my hood and a ticking noise as i revved. I panicked a bit since i was at a light behind 3 cars but i kept my cool.

I did a right turn and was about to turn into a neighborhood street when i loose oil pressure and the car dies. I had to push the car from the turn lane into the neighborhood.

Once i was out of traffic's way i popped the hood. Smoke and smell of burning oil was coming from the area under the coil packs, well more towards the front of the valve cover.

Also the car has a heater core bypass and the hose that the coolant goes through (will attach pic when possible) was disconnected from the bottom connection.

Thats all i know for now since i haven't had time to get in there. Ive tried searching but with little time i haven't had any luck.

What do you guys think?
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Sounds like a head gasket and or spun bearings. Clogged oil pump and no flow resulted it extreme friction and ticking began. If not it could be a lifter but what u described was exactly my issue. I had spun bearings.
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Also the car has a heater core bypass and the hose that the coolant goes through (will attach pic when possible) was disconnected from the bottom connection.
Sounds like you lost the coolant and the engine overheated.
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I forgot to mention that when my friend arrived to tow me, he gave me a jump to see if it would start because the battery died with me trying to start it. The car started and sounded fine and the temp gauge never went past half where it usually is when driving (during the whole situation)
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Sounds like you lost the coolant and the engine overheated.
Yup! And OP, I am gonna go ahead and ask/assume this wasn't a constant tick tick tick Tick tick tick tick tick. Like more intermittent. Of it was evenly spaced and doing it in perfect timing is no bueno. But if this is after the engine, more than likely just the sound of stuff cooking, pressure buildup, in the radiator if there was any, eh, fun stuff...
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Im gona pour some coolant in there later see what happens
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Yup! And OP, I am gonna go ahead and ask/assume this wasn't a constant tick tick tick Tick tick tick tick tick. Like more intermittent. Of it was evenly spaced and doing it in perfect timing is no bueno. But if this is after the engine, more than likely just the sound of stuff cooking, pressure buildup, in the radiator if there was any, eh, fun stuff...
The ticking got faster if i revved it but it happened so fast i couldint really diagnose
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Ok update, got my new icm in the mail and got the car started, i put coolant in it and it was running fine. Test drove it a bit and even to the car wash the whole time the oil gauge was dancing around the 60, how low should it go?
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Here is a picture like i said i would upload
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I broke my house key......,,


EDIT: I posted on the wrong thread, I thought this was first world problems thread. Sorry about that. my bad
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I broke my house key......,,

EDIT: I posted on the wrong thread, I thought this was first world problems thread. Sorry about that. my bad
Put your new pipe down lol
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yeah man,, you need to replace those heater core hoses, that's the old designed with plastic connectors,, the new ones are much better,, metal connectors with O-rings and they bolt on to the tensioner hose connects.
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yeah man,, you need to replace those heater core hoses, that's the old designed with plastic connectors,, the new ones are much better,, metal connectors with O-rings and they bolt on to the tensioner hose connects.
It's actually not a newer design, it's a older design. You can find those fittings on older GM FWD cars with the 3.8. You can buy new lines like that but they are expensive (150.00 I think is what mine costed). Just head to a junk yard.
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I thought at first it was something the previous owner rigged up but thats just a poor design. Im heading to the yard tomorrow for front shock parts (the nut holding the mount to the shock is completely rusted ) ill keep an eye out for those hoses.
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Its still a better design,, and never get a heater hose, out of a junkyard,, any hose that has hot water going through, doesn't have a long used life,, not a wise investment.
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