Engine Cooling problem
1996 Chevy Lumina 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 109000 miles
Hi, thanks for your help in advance.
I have a 96 Chevy Lumina that is leaking coolant. My friends and I figured it might be the lower intake manifold gasket. So I took the upper part of my engine apart and that gasket is indeed not looking good, but I have a sneaking feeling that I might have another gasket bad somewhere (head gasket or something). Some info: the coolant was leaking outside of the engine (onto the ground) but I cannot tell if it was leaking into the engine (into the oil or into the combustion area). I have the orange coolant (dexcool or something).
I would like to know if there is a way I can check any other gasket while my engine is this far apart (all the way down to the push rods and rocker arms). Can I pour water down some hole or blow into something or anything of that sort?
If the head gasket was bad would coolant even leak externally?
Please help. I am a do-it-yourself-er and haven't even done a job this extensive before. Any help is greatly appreciated.
Thursday, May 27th, 2010 AT 12:37 PM