So I'm road tripping out to Kansas and back when my CEL lights up. Upon further inspection I see that my Engine Temp is hot, and my antifreeze is bubbling. Being only 30 miles from home, I was able to gimp my way home in 5 mile spurts letting my engine cool off in between.
As my car has passed that magical 70k mile mark everything is starting to break. This morning I noticed my coolant tank was empty (most of it boiled out last night) and also full of dirt and crap that has gone unnoticed by me until now. I'm hoping this is nothing more than a fluid issue, however a few things have caught my attention that seem out of place.
-Engine RPM: After putting stepping on the clutch my engine will hover for an extended period of time at higher engine speeds instead of falling off rapidly back to idle. Usually hangs out at about 2-3k rpm for a good 15 secs.
-Heater: Doesn't work. Makes sense, flow problem in the coolings system should affect this.
-Pump is working: When idling after a cold start the coolant tank is bubbling. Which suggests that the pump is doing its job, kinda. Air is getting pumped into the coolant tank, but, from what I can tell, no fluid is being pumped to the engine. Maybe this is a busted hose or fixture?
Anybody ever had any subie ailments like this?