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Old 07-12-2005, 06:50 PM   #1
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Question: 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GT, 3800 with 53,000 miles. I have had a mechanic tell me that the intake manifold gasket has a history of failure and that my car is starting to show signs of the gasket failing due to white dust found on the manifold. I had another mechanic tell me that it was due to the orange antifreeze and if I do a complete flush and use the green antifreeze that the problem may not get worse because it is the orange antifreeze that is causing the problem (deteriorating the gasket). What do you think? I would like to get high miles out of this car (200,000) but if this is going to be a recurring problem, I need to think about replacing the car.

Answer: We have seen similar problems with cars that use the orange anti-freeze (coolant). To correct the problem, switch to green anti-freeze after flushing the system.
Yeah. That'll fix 'er right up...
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Question: 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 V8 mileage: 60,000. I'm not a mechanic so don't think I'm stupid but, I was attempting to flush the radiator and searched for the drain plug and have been unable to locate it. I don't suppose you could tell me whereabouts to look? I would have thought it would be on the underside of the radiator.

Answer: If you are unable to find a drain plug (you may not have one) remove the lower radiator hose to drain the system. Do not do this with the engine hot as you could get scalded.
Its a 98 Ram for crying out loud...... aren't you guys suppose to be the experts. Do I have a plug or not


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