Okay, so things have progressed. After cleaning everything up with brake cleaner, replacing the upper hose, and refilling all fluids, I ran the car for about 45 minutes. There was a small coolant leak along the radiator seam, but that s it. No oil leak. Since then, the ac hasn t been cooling after the engine gets hot, especially when it s hotter outside. I m in southeast Texas, so yeah. And I ve had to add coolant on a number of occasions. Cylinders 1 and 2 have begun to misfire when the engine is first started, but it runs smoothly after a few seconds. Cleared the codes and it repeats each time it s started.
Today, it won t start at all. Turns over, but no dice. Checked the oil and there s moisture, but not milky. Am I likely looking at a bad oil cooler, a blown head gasket, or a cracked head or block? I m about ready to shoot it and bury it.
Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019 AT 1:13 PM