Hi everyone. I've got a 96 Lumina with the 3.1L which has 89,000 miles. I was doing a routine checkup on the fluids and unscrewed the radiator cap and was horrified to find oil spewing out, looked like runny peanut butter! I flushed the cooling system the best I could but oil is very hard to remove. I began reading about the 3.1 and how its prone to intake gasket failure. However what’s puzzling me is if it was an intake gasket failure then surely I’d have water leaking somewhere from the engine? And if it was head gasket failure then I’d probably have steam coming from the exhaust! But in my case I don't. So what do you guys think it could be?
have the same problem?
Monday, August 28th, 2006 AT 10:27 AM