ok...I just went out and the engine was warm 110 degs...upper rad hose was soft...I opened the rad cap and it was full to the brim so I assume the cap is working and allowing coolant back into the rad....I ran the car at idle with the heater off and got the temp up to where the low speed fans kicked on...
The level in the res was up probably 1/4 to 3/8" from when the car was 110 degs....I dont see ANY leaks anywhere...you can tell when you have a leak and the engine is that hot...you would see steam etc....hoses all dry, coolant elblows all dry and remember im not loosing any coolant it just seems like it went up and down alot more before replacing gaskets and pleneum..
Now I wonder if the fact that the gaskets were starting to fail was that causing more pressure and loss so it seemed like it went lower when cold ??
I made a mark on the res tonight when it was 210 degs...now in the morning it will be in the 20'* so ill see how far it went down....but is there really any issue if the rad is full, its NOT overheating, and im not loosing coolant ???
2000 Buick Lesabre Limited