Engine Cooling problem
1997 Chevy Malibu 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 208857 miles
I was told my oil was leaking by two auto shops. I took it to a 3rd and they told me also my oil was leaking and they fixed the intake manifold gasket. I drove it 30 miles, (they replaced the gasket, the cam sensor, thermostat, gave it a radiator flush, replaced the spark plugs) and the temp gage said it was getting hot, but never overheated, I pulled over, let it cool down for an hour, a savior put water in it to get me home (i was 1.5 miles from home) I got home and since it was a weekend the shop that fixed it was closed. The shop towed it to them, on Monday and they said now my head gasket was blown. Is this possible?
I know there are lots of miles on it but I took very good care of the car and it never overheated. The shop also told me that it wasnt my oil that was leaking it was the antifreeze, they changed their story. Is it possible they misdiagnosed the problem?
Monday, September 15th, 2008 AT 4:39 PM