I mean, really smells like rotting garbage. Looks like oil, but don't think it is because the crankcase would have been empty long before now and because of the smell.
It's a lifted 4x4. Has a history of burning oil, but I just added some. AC compressor is out so I keep it off.
So today I'm on my way to work and I get that rotting garbage smell again. As I'm parking, the low oil light comes on, and whatever is dripping, but it's tight under the hood and I can't track where it's coming from. It's pretty hot and there's some steam and I can hear sizzling. I know it's too hot to open the radiator. So I'm thinking the coolant is low.
But the rotting garbage thing? WTH? I don't want to sink a lot of money into this beast but would have trouble replacing it right now.
EDIT: It wasn't the low oil light that came on but the high temp light. Apparently whatever's leaking has been leaking from the radiator. So I opened it up after it cooled and it's low, so I need to fill it, but what's with the stench, the rotting garbage stench? I've never heard of that coming from a radiator.