I've already asked about why my 2000 Pontiac firebird formula smokes dark grey but forgot to say that it over heats also

10

Asked by Mar 14, 2013 at 02:25 PM about the 2000 Pontiac Firebird Formula

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

4 Answers

102,755

It might be helpful if we knew what engine you have. You said it has 171,000 miles. Does it still have the original water pump? Is the radiator plugged up? How is the cabin heat? Has the coolant ever been replaced? --- The radiator could be clogged. The water pump impeller may be eroded. There might be air in the cooling system. The thermostat might not be opening. --- Those are all common problems in older motors.

21,815

smoke can fool you, grey often is just moisture, gone when through warm up,blue is oil burning in cylinders,with combustion,black comes out as unburned fuel ,a very rich mix,as you say dark grey,fuel and water,ck. head gasket, or other reasons,like a gasket letting water in,fouling the reading of o2 commanding a rich mix,gasses restricting cirulation theirfore overheat ,open rad cap place hand on hole feel for pressure pumping from combustion,on a cold start, maby

3,290

How long does it take to overheat ? Have you had to add any fluids? Is the gauge telling you it's hot or is it actively blowing antifreeze after or before it over heats?

1,655

It's a Firebird Formula. That means it has the LS1 motor.

Your Answer

Firebird

Looking for a Used Firebird in your area?

CarGurus has 763 nationwide Firebird listings starting at $3,500.

ZIP:

Pontiac Firebird Experts

  • #1
    Samuel Moore
    Reputation
    990
  • #2
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    840
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    730
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Camaro
418 Great Deals out of 31,249 listings starting at $1,450
Used Chevrolet Corvette
164 Great Deals out of 17,392 listings starting at $3,000
Used Ford Mustang
565 Great Deals out of 38,775 listings starting at $1,895
Used Ford Mustang SVT Cobra
5 Great Deals out of 310 listings starting at $4,795
Used Dodge Viper
263 listings starting at $26,000
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,571 Great Deals out of 173,253 listings starting at $955
Used Ford F-150
3,111 Great Deals out of 218,905 listings starting at $1,200
Used Ford F-150 SVT Lightning
3 Great Deals out of 109 listings starting at $10,500

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.