Originally Posted by popatim
Where in NY are you?
I checked your profile and your posts and didn't see where you mentioned it.
Plattsburgh, about 60 miles from Montreal. I believe I'm about 5 hrs from Syracuse.
There'* no coolant in the oil as per my check. Also, the engine has never overheated, despite her running the overfill container empty for a long time now. I'm currently thinking that perhaps there is something messed up with the thermostat/radiator cap. Here'* my thinking(remember, I'm not entirely familiar with these engines, so I dunno if this is how it works in the 3800):
Coolant got into the engine somehow, no problem. However, whenever the coolant tries to make it back into the overflow container, there'* a leak or something and the coolant is lost. This would explain why she keeps losing coolant, and even runs with no coolant in the overflow, yet still doesn't overheat or have any temperature problems at all.
Any ideas along this line of thinking? I'm currently running the engine and letting it sit for a bit and warm up and such with some cardboard underneath it to see if I can identify any leaks.