Originally Posted by Scottina06
if it didn't overheat...you are fine. As for the smell....clean the engine VERY well....maybe twice. I would guess the coolant smell is coming from the vents of the ac/hvac. TURN ON the recirculating button all the time till the smell is gone. Wipe down the entire interior with a damp microfiber, vacuum the interior etc. Clean window etc. pretty much give it a detail....
Or maybe have the dealer give it a good detail. Change the oil asap as well. I know what you mean by the smell. I changed my tstat to a jet 180 and I couldn't wait to get home and clean the engine bay. That coolant they use is NASTY!
It's hard to say whether the engine overheated, as the temp gauge won't take an accurate temp reading without coolant circulating through the cooling system. Guess I will wait to see what the dealer reports.
If all is mechanically fine, I will get the dealer to arrange a thorough detail including steam cleaning the seats, carpets and any other area that had absorbed the
Your right, that redish coolant is real nasty