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Unread 02-10-2013, 05:52 PM   #1
Preston_2008
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Heat smelling like antifreeze?

Been having the smell of antifreeze when I turn my heat on for a couple of months and just haven't have it much thought. But has seen to gotten worse. I do know my radiator is leaking somewhat somewhere. I am losing coolant and have to add every month or two. Floorboard dry as well so I don't know what else it could be. Any thoughts?

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Unread 02-10-2013, 07:11 PM   #2
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Heater core probably
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Unread 02-10-2013, 07:18 PM   #3
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Would the heater core last that long if it was leaking only a little? Since I don't see or feel any sign or wetness in the floorboard
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Unread 02-10-2013, 07:41 PM   #4
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My van had that smell for like 2 yrs before the motor blew. Also no signs of leaking. That was my first and only heater core experience.
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Unread 02-10-2013, 07:56 PM   #5
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Hmmmm, I'm gonna take a look at tomorrow and see if that's the case. Thanks for the input!
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Unread 02-10-2013, 08:01 PM   #6
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it can have a pin hole so small that only steam will come out. if it were leaking profusely, the coolant would go out the condensation drain... if that's working the way it should.
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