Damn heater core is starting to leak...
I turned on the heat in the truck today...instant coolant smell. I know what that means. The windshield has a light film on it too. Just great. Looks like I'll be getting a new heater core soon.
Here's the problem, I really won't be able to get it replaced until December most likely, and I'd kind of like to have heat. The smell goes away after 5-10 seconds, the outside of the heater core box is dry, the floor is dry, and the heat still works great. Can I keep using the heat so long as the truck doesn't lose coolant, leak on the carpet, or have a constant smell? I'll bypass it if I have to, but it's going to get chilly here soon.