Re tthe smell:
This model is notorious for leaking heater cores - if it is, your up for a
nightmare repair or simply bypassing it and loosing the heater.
and the hesitation can be a binding airflow meter, assuming the engine has
been maintained correctly.
Gloss at email@example.com wrote on 1/31/09 1:30 AM:
this is a good way to trash your engine if you keep it up ... repairs are
better so it operates as designed ... you can burn rubber doughnuts with the
car if you like and put two inches on your chenny. waste of perfectly good
engine to do that IMO and all that rot. you fox up that engine .. toss the
car ... engine is worth more.
Maybe. Look at the water pump. If you see any signs of anything even
a little suspicious, replace it. If you have enough miles on it to worry,
replace it anyway. This car doesn't have one of the really bad water
pump issues that later 7-series models had, but it has water pump issues.
This could be damn near anything and it's something you need to address
immediately. This could be anything from a damaged O2 sensor wire to a
vacuum leak to an internal engine problem. You need to worry about this.
This is most likely a heater core leak, and yes, you will still smell
antifreeze even if the heater isn't turned on. These cars are notorious
for heater core leaks, and when you replace the core with a new one, sooner
or later that one will leak too. And it's no fun to replace either
because the whole console has to come apart.
"C'est un Nagra. C'est suisse, et tres, tres precis."
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