2005 Pontiac Grand Am Low Coolant and Oil

Tiny
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  • 2005 PONTIAC GRAND AM
  • 3.5L
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 102,100 MILES

I got my oil changed around 99,200 miles, and around 101,500 miles my change oil light came on. I didn't really think anything of it until I checked the oil, realize that I lost around 2.5 quarts of oil within 2,000 miles. The light came on 1,000 miles early. I had my boyfriend change the oil and it took him around an hour to get the bolt off from the drain plug. I took my car to a local oil change place and they seemed to be under the influence, smoking marijuana before I pulled in. Anyways, the bolt on the drain plug was put back on by them with an impact. I was told that you should never do that because it's a bad idea. The oil also came pouring out like it was water. Even though the oil in the oil filter came out thicker. I'm not really sure why that had happened either. What I am trying to say is that I'm not sure if my car is burning oil, or I have a blown head gasket. Because my coolant runs low around every 2 weeks also. If it's not a blown head gasket, what would it be? I also sometimes can smell my exhaust inside of my car, and it's a very strong smell and then it goes away.

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Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 AT 1:16 PM

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Tiny
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Don't go to oil change places because of things like you saw unless they have an excellent reputation. There are plenty of garages that do oil changes and would welcome e the work. Have your coolant system pressure checked for leaks as it sounds like either a head or intake gasket leak.

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Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 AT 3:19 PM
Tiny
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I WOULDN'T GO THERE IF I WITNESSED THAT CRAP ANYWAY......GOOD/BAD/NO REPUTATION......

.......I TOO HAVE SEEN THEM KINDA PLACES, ALTHOUGH I DO ALL OF MY OWN WORK, I TRY TO WARN OTHERS OF THE "IT AIN'T MINE, I DON'T CARE" PLACES

HERE'S POSTS TO GANDER AT

http://www.2carpros.com/questions/1998-mercury-tracer-oil-drain-plug

AND THIS ONE MIGHT AID YOU THE MOST

http://www.2carpros.com/questions/2002-toyota-camry-mechanic-told-could-hear-that-exhaust-leak-need-fixed-before

LET US KNOW HOW IT GOES

THE MEDIC

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Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 AT 5:05 PM

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