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I have a 92 deville and i had the coolant system flushed and now i smell coolant outside of the car, after reading some posts i read that maybee i should not have had it flushed?? The shop told me it was coolant that spilled. Could anything real bad have happend with the flushing?
 

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Keep an eye out for leaks. Do you know that the shop you used put the GM pellets in the coolant? That is VERY important in our engines.
 

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The main argument against "flushing" is that it leaves tap water in the system which will eventually cause corrosion.
 

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Yea. Unless you flush with a premix, you'll never know if you have the right coolant/water ratio again.

Probably just spillage. Look for leaks though. They may not have tightened everything back up.
 

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If it is just spillage, the smell should go away very soon after the engine heats up and evaporates it. If the smell persists, then there is a leak somewhere.
 

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To rule out the spillage issue, hose down the entire engine compartment very well. Do not use a high pressure stream of water. Volume is your friend here. Coolant that is left to evaporate on it's own, can take a long time before the odor goes away. By rinsing, you will remove almost all of the residual coolant, and the odor will go away much faster.

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