So the first time the car overheated it was basically out of water. I had recently obtained the car for temporary use from a friend and hadn't seen any issues up to that point. I did smell a weird smell that I thought was from a burning of some sort of chemical. Not oil for sure but I have come to the conclusion it's antifreeze. I have also still come to the conclusion it is due to a slow leak somewhere.
After filling the water I didn't have overheating probelms doe a while but I was still getting the smell when driving it. I have watched the water level closely and started trying to figure out what's going on. Recently it's started over heating and today finally it's just done. I really am stumped and it's frustrating me. I know there is a leak of some sort and there is no pressure that I can tell, or very little, so I am assuming there is no water flowing through the engine. I am thinking it might be the water pump now but it's just weird how it's led up to this over a period of about 4 months. Normally when a water pump goes out it goes out. I am not loosing all the water or even a ton out of the radiator bit again no pressure in the hoses. Top hose never seems barely warm. I guess I haven't chececk that on the bottom. I have repeatedly seen a great splash and leak on the radiator and grille when it over heats. I've replaced the radiator cap just to make sure. I really don't think it's the thermostat due to the whole ordeal. I haven't been able to get the car jacked up to check the bypass hose. I'm just looking for more ideas. Thought it might also have a leak at the over flow or over flow hoses. It is now just over heating with no pressure in the radiator.
Help? What have I missed? :) Thanks, Thrill