Mechanics

LOWER INTAKE SEAPING COOLANT

Chevrolet Venture

1999 Chev. Venture Van 108,000 miles. Automatic 3.4 V6 engine. Lower intake starting to seap coolant. If not addressed what all could happen?
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Lewis9996
July 23, 2007.




The intakes will seep at first then will seep a little more then one day it won't be a seep anymore. It will be a leak which will let coolant in the oil and it will have a fluctuating temp gauge because coolant is not pressurized anymore. The problem will only get proggresively worser until it won't run without running hot risking cracking a head. If it is only the intake gasket seeping you could just get away with a set of intake gaskets. If you do it before it runs hot. The head gaskets are alot tougher to blow. These motors are a pain to work on because of the fact that you have no room under the hood to work. It will probably cost you around $600.00 to get it done in a shop. Or if you are mechanically inclind you can get a manual and put the intakes in yourself. The upper gasket set runs about $50.00. But I would get the intakes done pretty quick.

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Rockwood84
Aug 14, 2007.


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