[V8] POP..Hiss..Smoke..Antifreeze Smell..SOS!!!

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Tue Aug 30 15:34:36 EDT 2005

Blown heater core?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Klein, Nathan P" <nathan.p.klein at lmco.com>
Date: Tuesday, August 30, 2005 1:26 pm
Subject: [V8] POP..Hiss..Smoke..Antifreeze Smell..SOS!!!

> Okay, so I'm sitting in the bank drive-through for about 10 min and
> notice a ton of smoke
> coming of the passenger side of the car all of a sudden.
> "Oh, crap," I thought.  This has happened before and it wasn't pretty.
> So I get back out on the road to look for a shady spot to pull over
> (it's mighty hot here today).
> Pull into traffic, and I hear a POP! come from under the hood, toward
> the passenger compartment, 
> followed by hissing and SMOKE BELCHING out of the defrost duct, smoke
> blowing on to the 
> windshield from under the hood, and smoke coming from what seemed like
> everywhere.
> The unmistakable smell of hot antifreeze was coming out of the A/C and
> heater ducts. 
> Short trip.  Pull over across the street under a kind-of shaded area.
> Get out of the car, and there is 
> antifreeze dripping out of the car just in front of the driver's side
> door, getting on to the door.
> My hand got wet pulling the hood lift.
> I pull back the cowling in front of the windshield, and it was like
> opening a bag of microwave popcorn
> too soon.
> I walked the six miles back to work rather than put in coolant and
> chance it.
> The car is still there, and I smell like a hobo.
> What in the world could this be?!
> HELP!!!
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