Foamy Antifreeze - 94 SL2

Discussion in 'Saturn S-series' started by Tim, Nov 16, 2003.

  1. Tim

    Tim Guest

    Can anyone tell me why my antifreeze woudl have the consistency of a fresh
    cappucino in the resevoir?
    It's been this way for quite some time - never seems to be much of a
    problem, just that every 6 months or so my low coolant light flashes at me.
    I top her off an dI'm good to go.
    Foamy antifreeze seems wrong though, so any suggestions woudl be great.

    Tim
     
    Tim, Nov 16, 2003
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  2. My 97 does that, and maybe twice a year it throws up onto the pavement a
    couple of cups of coolant a few minutes after I've shut it down.

    I assume it's those pellets causing the color and foam.

    "Tim" <> wrote in message news:3fb7024c_2@127.0.0.1...
    > Can anyone tell me why my antifreeze woudl have the consistency of a fresh
    > cappucino in the resevoir?
    > It's been this way for quite some time - never seems to be much of a
    > problem, just that every 6 months or so my low coolant light flashes at

    me.
    > I top her off an dI'm good to go.
    > Foamy antifreeze seems wrong though, so any suggestions woudl be great.
    >
    > Tim
    >
    >
     
    Jonnie Santos, Nov 16, 2003
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  3. Tim

    Joe Biadasz Guest

    dont know about the newer vehicles but in older cars when teh antifreeze
    foamed it was due to cavitation in the water pump.. and that was caused by
    either too hot condition(overheat) or low antifreeze condition.


    "Jonnie Santos" <> wrote in message
    news:sWDtb.5172$6G3.12@fed1read06...
    > My 97 does that, and maybe twice a year it throws up onto the pavement a
    > couple of cups of coolant a few minutes after I've shut it down.
    >
    > I assume it's those pellets causing the color and foam.
    >
    > "Tim" <> wrote in message news:3fb7024c_2@127.0.0.1...
    > > Can anyone tell me why my antifreeze woudl have the consistency of a

    fresh
    > > cappucino in the resevoir?
    > > It's been this way for quite some time - never seems to be much of a
    > > problem, just that every 6 months or so my low coolant light flashes at

    > me.
    > > I top her off an dI'm good to go.
    > > Foamy antifreeze seems wrong though, so any suggestions woudl be great.
    > >
    > > Tim
    > >
    > >

    >
    >
     
    Joe Biadasz, Nov 16, 2003
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  4. Tim

    Me Guest

    Hey there, does ure coolant look like the normal green color ? Or is it ornage
    ? If it is not one of those colors and it kinda looks like chocolate milk than
    I suggest you check your oil, if you have been going through oil latley than
    you may have a cracked head. A friend of mine had one that did that and they
    took it to the dealer and thats what they said it was. If it overflows than
    there is a problem since it shouldnt overflow since it is a closed system
    unless the car is overheating.

    Tim wrote:

    > Can anyone tell me why my antifreeze woudl have the consistency of a fresh
    > cappucino in the resevoir?
    > It's been this way for quite some time - never seems to be much of a
    > problem, just that every 6 months or so my low coolant light flashes at me.
    > I top her off an dI'm good to go.
    > Foamy antifreeze seems wrong though, so any suggestions woudl be great.
    >
    > Tim
     
    Me, Nov 16, 2003
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