Well, long story short I'm kicking myself because the upper puked in January '08 in the mechanic'* parking lot when I was having brakes done (great timing there), but he insisted I didn't need to worry about the lower. I had changed out the DEX when I bought it three years ago, so I thought maybe I would be safe on the lower so I agreed. This winter we had a couple weeks of temps around 0-10 degrees and it lost a couple inches of coolant. The oil has appeared fine, and I just see a little pooling of coolant on the front top of the LIM, and a little wetness on the sides. I've kept an eye on it, and it'* lost an inch or so of coolant since then. It'* interesting because I can check it over a month or more and it doesn't lose anything, and then a couple weeks later it will be down a quarter inch.
So I'm planning to try and tear it down in the next few weeks and hopefully also do the valve cover gaskets and plugs/wires. First I have two shot rear shocks I need to tackle.
I'll take a look at the upper for markings, but something is telling me it was the Dorman, but I can't remember for sure.
2003 Black SLE-Stock
2000 Mercury Mountaineer
1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass Convertible-455 cubic inches of muscle
Last edited by Grimm; 08-05-2009 at 02:02 PM.