2003 Chevy Venture Engine Size unknown Wheel Drive Type unknown Automatic 68,000 miles
Hi. I purchased my van approx 8 months ago. When I took it in for the first oil change (5 months ago), the guy said that it looked like the oil hadn't been changed in over 10,000 miles and my antifreeze was low. I filled the antifreeze and didn't think anything about the oil. Then when I took it in for the second oil change (2 months ago), the guy said that there was no oil on the dipstick and very little drained from the engine. I asked him to check the level of the antifreeze and it was normal. I normally check my oil once in between changes (which I do regularly every 3,000-3,500 miles). I checked it a few days ago and the oil was barely on the dipstick and the antifreeze is almost gone as well. I am still about 1,000 miles from my next scheduled oil change. I read on the internet about cracked head gaskets as a cause for burning oil and antifreeze, but I don't have any other " symptoms" of a cracked head gasket. Should I have other symptoms or is this probably what the problem is? I appreciate any help/advice you have on this. Thanks.
Saturday, January 5th, 2008 AT 5:47 PM