Join Date: May 2003
Location: Douglasville, Georgia
Bronco Info: '95 Bronco, 351W, NP435/205, Solid D44 front, 35" MTR's, 3.55 gears
Frothy, Foamy Coolant
Ok, so my bronco has always (i've owned it almost 5 years) a coolant leak somewhere. I've always been able to smell coolant after I park it somewhere, yet there's never puddles anywhere....the underside is competely dry (or actually...lined with dried clay) the engine compartment is dusty too...I should be able to tell if something is getting wet. I have to add about a gallon of water every month or so. It's not in the oil or transmission fluid either (i can see/ smell that).
So anyway, I'm getting ready for the Dixie Chapter trip and was going to put a bottle of Bars-Leak in the radiator since I have a 600+ mile trip this weekend. When i took the radiator cap off, it (the cap) was very hot to the touch but instead of fluid spewing out, the coolant was frothy and kinda oozed out of the radiator... kinda like a thick head on a draft beer... Is antifreeze supposed to do this? I didn't think that it was, but I've been wrong before...