Mechanics

OVERHEAT&COOLANT IN OIL

2003 Buick Rendezvous

Engine Cooling problem
2003 Buick Rendezvous 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 85.000 miles

I let my car run4 30 minuts with a/c on got back to my car stared to run feels like its gona die or losing power, with white steam from exhust with sweet smell.2nd day it wouldnot start. After pushing the car started. When I start rolling I push on accelerator the first 4 second the power very weak with white steam from the exhust. After driving 5 minutes the tempeture over heat almost to red sign.I drained the oil find mixed with coolant. Opened the engine seen the intake gasket has small crack. Is the the problem need to replaced or its the head gasket?Please answer my question. Thanks
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Sundus12
June 28, 2010.



Hi sundus12, Welcome to 2carpros and TY for the donation

Could be burning coolant thru an intake leak if not get it block and pressure tested to rule out a blown headgasket, cracked head or block

Rasmataz
Jun 28, 2010.