Engine Mechanical problem
1998 Chevy Tahoe V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic 116385 miles
At 115541 miles oil/filter was changed. Shortly there after (116330) mechanic said intake manifold gasket needs replacement due to loss of coolant and small visable external leak. Gasket was changed, oil was not. Mechanic said it didn't look like coolant was in oil. He did not drain and replace oil/filter. Fifty miles later (116385) engine seized. Upon teardown sludge was evident in oil. The coolant was Dex-cool, less than one year old. I feel the oil should have been automatically changed because of the possibility of contamination. Mechanic said he looked at the dip stick and did not notice any coolant in the oil, an assumption that cost me more than $4000.
Your opinion would be appreciated.
have the same problem?
Friday, May 9th, 2008 AT 10:11 AM