Posted 08 March 2008 - 09:37 PM
I know the main cause of this would be a crack somewhere in the block
What I am trying to find out is if it could be something else, as that would need an entire engine swap
I am thinking it could very well be a head gasket, or something
More information is needed.
Posted 08 March 2008 - 11:35 PM
Posted 09 March 2008 - 12:19 AM
However, coolant and engine bearings do not get along very well.
If it hasn't been going on for very long, you may be able to get away with just replacing the intake gasket.
Posted 09 March 2008 - 02:57 AM
Well the truck will be at around 210-230 temp. range and my radiator isn't even hot at all
Niether were the hoses or the intake manifold.
Also It seems like I was pouring in antifreeze and it wouldn't take it all, used a whole gallon.
I am having to use this Dex-Cool GM antifreeze
This is a pretty recent problem, as I had done an oil change in late Jan. of this year and the oil was fine, kinda black but ya know
Edited by gli7ch, 09 March 2008 - 02:58 AM.
Posted 09 March 2008 - 04:24 AM
Expect to pay somewhere around 4 hours of labour if you take it to a shop, as it is a fairly big job to do. A good tech can do it in under 2 hrs. If you plan to do it yourself, make sure you mark the distributor, and rotor positions, and dont turn over the engine while the distributor is out. The only other pain is the a/c bracket needs to be moved. Whether it has a/c or not, it doesnt matter, they all have the bracket, which also holds the powersteering pump. You need not remove the bracket, just all the bolts holding it to allow it to move forwards about an inch and a quarter. This would also be a good time to fluch out the dexcool and replace it with conventional green glycol.
Posted 09 March 2008 - 11:06 AM
Rather do it myself, but I see what you are saying
$2,000 would get me a new engine straight from GM assembly line
I am going to look at it tomarrow, will post an update!
Posted 14 March 2008 - 06:53 PM
But, the engine is backfiring on me while idling
I am thinking this could be an easy fix, as it could very well be some vacuum hoses,
My distributor cap was fucked, along with the rotor button so both were replaced
Coil was fucked as well, alot of Arcing marks on it, so it was replaced too
I am hoping the RTV does not have a leak in it
It is contining to get hot as well, but we haven't put any coolant in it yet
The radiator is still clogged all up with a rust/Dex-Cool type of sludge, So we didn't want to put any glycol in it just yet, just water
The water is probably making it run hot still, Not overheating, but run hotter than 191 degrees
Umm.....Yea i think that is it, we will probably have to get a new radiator cuz of that sludge
The good thing is that we got most of the sludge out of the block, and the water pump along with the heater core are fairly new so they shouldn't be too bad either
Posted 17 March 2008 - 11:03 PM
Distributor cap was plugged in the wrong order, causing the backfiring.
Overheating now seems to be a thing of the past, waiting for the radiator to cool down, then flush it again
DEFINITELY putting some Regular green antifreeze in it!
Thanks to all the suggestions and help!
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