Engine Cooling problem
1998 Chevy Venture 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 144000 miles
Engine overheated. Had already replaced the radiator because of a leak. So next was the water pump and thermostat. That didn't fix the problem, so the manifold intake gaskets were replaced. It was OK for awhile, about 50 miles. The needle will flucuate rather wildly, going up when idling at a light, then back down while moving. The radiator overflow tank will be totally full. When the bleeder valve is opened a lot of air will escape. No coolant in the oil. Mechanic says it could be head gaslet, but could also be cracked block or head. He recommends putting in a different engine. Last time I drove it any distance, I stopped at about 80 miles because it was staying very hot, opened the bleeder valve, bleed out a lot of air. What can or should I do?
have the same problem?
Friday, February 13th, 2009 AT 1:06 AM