Originally Posted by triple18
ok. those prices are close on the ticket.
Manifold Gasket Set......54.05
All this was done on 3/07/07 thats why i am concerned about why coolant is not staying in the reserve but is full in the radiator.
Well, that sure looks like you got both the upper and lower manifold gaskets. Well, you paid for two manifold gasket sets, anyway. It would be really hard to screw up the installation of these parts in such a way as to end up with a coolant leak. Hard to figure.
Did you try bleeding the system at the bleeder screw after the thermostat opens as described above?
Is the coolant level still dropping? Is there any evidence of coolant on the ground? Is the inside of the water pump pulley wet? Can you state how much coolant you have had to add since the work was done? Did you talk to the shop about this? What did they say?
I wonder if they replaced your coolant elbow. I suppose that could be the $4.16 fitting. They are a known to seep, drip, leak, blow out catastrophically.