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Join Date: Jan 2013
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Yea, I did notice a lack of power. Once I saw the temps spike, as mentioned, I backed off to about 50mph on the freeway, which didn't ask much from the engine. When I started wondering if the readings were right or a bad temp sender, I tried adding a little more throttle and got nothing. That's when I pulled over.
I didn't noticed any loss of coolant. I checked within the last week and the degas bottle was reading at full. I filled it after letting it cool back down today, again to the full mark. I then drove about 2.5mi to an auto parts store, where I stopped to check again. By the time I got there, the degas was completely empty again (but temps are ok). I figure that this might have been due to the thermostat opening and increasing the volume a bit?
Not sure on that... either way, I bought some cheap-o coolant to top back off. It took about 3/4 of a gallon. I then cruised back home, keeping a close eye on my temps. It was about 15miles, and temps were reasonable. I did get a lot of white smoke at first on my way to the highway, but I couldn't see it over ~30mph. After I exited, I didn't notice any more white smoke. When I got home, I checked the coolant level again. It's no longer at full, but the degas bottle isn't completely empty. Is about 2" below the low marking.