05 Acura tl

Asked by Dec 26, 2016 at 10:42 PM about the 2005 Acura TL

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My car overheats and chocolate milkshake substance
come out of my radiator and the other part u put water in
and i checked the oil cap and it wasnt milky and the dip
stick isnt milky so i dont think its a blown head gasket.

3 Answers

94,755

How long have you owned the car, this sounds like it is full of stop leak, try back flow flushing with water first, run it till the system runs clear then froward flush it until it runs clear, but don't be surprised if you start developing all kinds of coolant leaks, radiator, water pump, heater core, and yes even head gaskets. Then see if it stops getting hot, hopefully it hasn't plugged some of the smaller passages in the engine and radiator, the radiator you can replace but the engine is a much bigger problem.

94,755

Oh and you may want to replace the thermostat after its all cleaned out, stop leak can cause thermostat failure.

47,465

So you don't think it is a blown head gasket cause the is no coolant in the engine oil? Then why post a question if you already know what is wrong? Chocolate milk in the radiator is usually the indication of a blown head gasket. Chocolate milk that has a pink color could be transmission fluid in the radiator. Hard to tell in some GM cars due to the red color of the engine coolant. Has this engine been hot?

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