Engine Cooling problem
1998 Cadillac Catera 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic
We have a 1998 Cadillac Catera, 3.0 L engine. There is a small coolant leak ( 2 litres per week with daily driving) that seems to be a little worse on extremely hot days. This coolant is showing up in the engine oil but not in the cylinders (no smoke) and not at the spark plugs as the car starts and runs very well. We have an appt. With the dealer to have it checked but I would like to be knowledgeable about the oil cooler/head gasket issue and cost beforehand as most dealers assume that women know very little mechanically, therefore they can charge us more ! This car has many little issues that I have dealt with so far but the could be (or not) very serious. Any input you could give me would be most helpful, Thank you in advance.
Wednesday, August 11th, 2010 AT 1:49 PM