I made a big mistake when de winterizing my Dodge. I drove for 1 hour without knowing that I didn't have much coolant left in the system. Overheating seems to have weakened all the pipes, gaskets and joints. GG
Anyway, the mechanics fixed the pump intake, a few o-rings, some pipes, the thermostat, saying "you should be fine". But then today I realized I just lost half of my reserve after not even 100,000.
It certainly feels like the couple of mechanics I've dealt with don't really take the issue seriously and chose the least resistance path, replacing only easy stuff instead of doing all the necessary tests to know if my head gasket is blown or not, for instance. At this point I believe it's either that or the intake gasket.
And it appears no one on the Montreal island wants to change the gaskets of a 1986 Dodge. At least not now, being busy and all.
This is preventing me from leaving for my three months long road trip (15/20k km). Wondering if it's safe to just start driving as is and just find a guy somewhere along the road who could do the job if the leak persists. Considering taking the chance of using a gasket sealant as a temporary fix.
Any thoughts please?
have the same problem?
Friday, June 14th, 2019 AT 11:13 AM