Originally Posted by singscountry1967
I have a question about this...
Originally Posted by jr's3800
Originally Posted by haughty
mine was a UIM gasket- I had it replaced when I first saw fluid on the manifold- and I never had a visible loss of coolant tho- but that is what I lost- Spun bearings. yes get it ASAP. and once fixed- change OIL- drive it get it hot- and change oil again- just to be safe
do you guys agree?
Yes 100%... And if you were my friend I'd hit you upside your head if you didn't get the oil changed...
The upper intake failure usually begins by using some coolant almosy unnoticed by most owners... By the time you get to the point you are at the oil has already been contaminated with the byproduct of coolant being burned in the combustion process... The oil will become acidic and eat up the bearings... There is a new member that actually had pics of the bearings in his car.... The ones thast didn't spin were badly pitted...
If you notice you are slowing losing coolant...it'* the different between the "hot' and 'cold' levels on the overflow bottle over the course of 3k-4k miles... and if you change your oil every 3k miles... is that fresh oil going to be contaminted to the point of doing damage to your engine fore you change it again in another 3k miles?
Its normal to loose a bit of Dex Cool over time as it tends to evaporate.... But usually that will be over the course of a couple of months...
If you are loosing coolant coolant over a weeks time than you may have a leak somewhere in the cooling system ... But again it is normal to loose about that much in 3-4 k miles... I always add a little about the time I do an oil change just to keep the res full... I always fill mine to full hot...
Sounds like you are doing ok...
If you lost several ounces or more a week then I would be worried
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