Engine Cooling problem
1995 Pontiac Grand Prix 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 95 miles
I have a 1995 Pontiac Grand Prix SE, 3.1L SFI engine. Since I bought this car one year ago, I am experiencing the coolant loss. The car runs good though, and there are no signs of coolant and oil mix. There are signs of coolant sipage on both left and right sides of intake manifold, but no actual coolant puddles. As I understand, intake manifold gasket failure is quite common for this engine. I consulted three or four different mechanics, and they all told me that there is no reason to change the gaskets right now. Just add coolant and drive. They said that the leak is external and not serious. I am somewhat worrying about the engine, I just want to keep this car running. Should I change the gaskets right now or can I wait until the leak will become internal?
have the same problem?
Sunday, August 16th, 2009 AT 7:30 AM