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Date: Mon, 29 Dec 1997 01:50:04 GMT
From: Ywan Mason <ymasonnopsamsouth.net>
Subject: Re: Antifreeze smell inside my 9000


Heater core time. Check the floor on the right side especially. Under the mat and out the lower vents for wetness that feels slick, this is coolant. If you aren't noticing a drop in the coolant reservoir, an additive in the cooling system for leaks may postpone the inevitable. Green coolants attack the heater core seams if neglected. The replacement factory heater core has been updated, but coolant maintenance is still required. Continued use of stop leak additives may damage the system in other ways, but a one time treatment on slowly seeping systems after a thorough flush and use of phosphate and silicate free coolant can stop early slow leakers, at least for a while. Useless if the problem is wetting the floor or dropping the reservoir noticeably. Replacement requires removal of the evaporator and the ac refrigerant charge as well as the fan housing.

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