Last post on Sep 12, 2010 at 4:59 PM
You are in the Chevrolet Cobalt
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Chevrolet Cobalt, Oil, Paint, Coupe, Sedan
#129 of 138 Re: What do you think? [laserblue]
May 21, 2009 (4:03 pm)
It sounds like they didn't fix it correct and anti-freeze and oil are mixing together. The milky white residue is also a sign of oil/anti-freeze but the milky residue can also be from a car that is only driven short distance and doesn't warm up enough.
Sounds to me that they need to fix the problem again.
#130 of 138 Re: What do you think? [poncho167]
May 21, 2009 (5:10 pm)
Just came back from the dealer.
They checked everything with a special light to see if the antifreeze was leaking from somewhere. Everything is o.k.
They said that probably there was air that got in the system when they replaced the head and valve gasket and they went up in my recovery tank and that's how the antifreeze's level went down.
They toped off the coolant to it's full level.
For the color change...they told me that it's probably dirt coming from the system that went in my antifreeze.
Now for the white, milky substance... it's formed by a dirt ring on my plastic recovery tank as my level was lowering slowly and with the movement it mixed with the antifreeze and settled on the side of the tank.
They recommended me to do a "cooling system flush and cleaning" in the future but that it was not urgent.
May 23, 2009 (4:23 pm)
I was cleaning my car today and I noticed that someone drove over a freshly painted white line with the truck.
Result...my inner fenders (black plastic) are spotted all around with dry white paint splashed by the tires.
I tried to remove the paint with soap, spot remover, soap pad, gasoline, paint thinner nothing worked. One of those products has made my plastic fade, good thing I tried them on a spot that doesn't show to much.
Can someone suggest me something or has tried something with success to remove paint spots on plastic without damaging it?
#132 of 138 Re: Paint spots [laserblue]
May 27, 2009 (1:37 pm)
Just an idea. Why not use flat black plastic paint to hide white spots?
#133 of 138 Re: Paint spots [laserblue]
May 29, 2009 (8:13 am)
Goof Off may work. I would try it on an inner fender area first to see if it melts the plastic but I think it will work. I have used it many times while painting and otherwise.
#134 of 138 My 2006 cobalt keeps turning off while driving
Jan 20, 2010 (11:29 am)
Yea, I'm having problems with my 2006 Chevy Cobalt. I took it to get an oil change when it read change oil soon on the screen and after that it keeps turning off on me while i'm driving and it reads engine disabled on the screen. They told me it might be my car computer, but it just started right after the oil change.
Mar 21, 2010 (6:25 pm)
What kind of mileage are people getting on the front brakes of their Cobalts? I'd like to know what to expect of my 09.
#136 of 138 Re: Brake life [imidazol97]
Mar 22, 2010 (5:18 am)
#137 of 138 Re: Brake life [cmhj2000]
Mar 22, 2010 (5:34 am)
I an in a surburban/rural area and lots of driving is interstate.
I am open to hearing experience on miles on brakes from urban commute and all other types of driving.
Sep 12, 2010 (4:59 pm)
my display is showing 3 dashes instead of what my coolant temp actually is.