2000 PONTIAC GRAND AM GT 3.4L V6

  • Tiny
  • stewart_p_e
  • 2000 Pontiac Grand Am

I recently noticed having to add coolant too frequently, could smell coolant after driving a while(heavy smell), but see no evidence of a leak on my garage floor, the GM mech. Said it was a bad lower intake gasket, im fine with his diagnostics, but he estimated $820 for the repair! Is there something cheaper I can do, at least temporarily, to slow or stop the leak, short of buying coolant every couple of weeks?

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Monday, December 18th, 2006 AT 6:50 AM

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  • Tiny
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When these gaskets go bad, there are a few different scenarios. You may end up needing an engine if you don't replace that gasket. I wouldn't drive it until then.

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Saturday, December 23rd, 2006 AT 11:05 PM

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