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Old 12-12-2011, 09:18 AM
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Smell of FF on warm engine?

I sprayed a little around some bolts for things like the alternator on my engine (truck). When Fluid Film is warm/hot on an engine, does it have a smell similar to that of antifreeze? I could have sworn I smelled a coolant leak, but I looked around and see no leaks at all...but then I remembered I sprayed that FF and I was wondering if this could be what I'm smelling?
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Old 12-12-2011, 10:46 AM
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Fluid Film smells more like sheep or burnt apples. It's the woolwax in the product that makes it smell different. You don't get that heavy chemical smell.
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Old 12-12-2011, 11:55 AM
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So you don't think there's any possibility that this sweet smell I'm smelling is the FF? To me FF has a sort of sweet smell right out of the can so I was thinking maybe this is what I smell and not a coolant leak.
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Old 12-12-2011, 12:00 PM
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Could be, but the smell shouldn't linger for too long. If you are still smelling it I think it may be something else.
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Old 12-13-2011, 08:04 AM
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i can't say as i've ever known it to smell like antifreeze, not even when it's burning off the exhaust lol
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Old 12-13-2011, 08:56 AM
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Have you lost any coolant? If not then that leaves only what you have added to the equation, the FF.
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Old 12-13-2011, 09:36 AM
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I've been checking under the truck, in the engine bay and the coolant level. I don't see any indication that there's a coolant leak...unless it's very small and in a spot where I can't actually see it. I'll just keep an eye on it and see what happens.
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Old 12-13-2011, 11:08 AM
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Let us know what you find.
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Old 12-13-2011, 11:15 AM
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have you checked the oil to make sure there's no signs of collant mixed in due to a head gasket goin bad? do you happen to only smell it when the heat is on? maybe the heater core is going bad?
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On that note, is it by chance a Dodge?
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