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1993 Lexus SC400 Question: Engine misses, overheats, exhaust smells sweet.

 

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uraloser_111, Paw Paw, MI, August 21, 2009, 18:50
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I wouldn't think that a bad head gasket would cause all of these problems but you never know. Has anyone else had this problem? If so, any help is appreciated.

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    August 21, 2009, 19:18
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    If the exhaust smells kind of sickly sweet, that really sounds like burnt coolant coming out of the exhaust pipe. I would have your head gasket checked ASAP by a good shop. And, yes, a blown or leaking head gasket can cause all of these problems and more. Best of Luck!

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    Visitor, December 22, 2010, 19:31

    If this is the case, can I still drive the car, or am I going to cause more damage to my engine.

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    August 21, 2009, 23:06
     Master

    DO NOT DRIVE THIS CAR ANYMORE!!! Unless you are into putting another eng in it.

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