Yes, the coolant did look like a milkshake, thick and brown. We attempted to manually flush it and it did seem to thin out but not go clear.
That's what I was afraid of, a head gasket issue. It's been a great little car and I haven't had to do much to it except regular maintenance.
Do you have any idea how much a head gasket will cost if we do it? I remember my mom replaced a head gasket in a Taurus, and it was about $900 including labor.
Thank you so much for your help with this issue!
Thursday, February 12th, 2009 AT 9:26 PM