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1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass GL 4dr Sedan

1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Mid-Size
20 mpg city / 29 mpg hwy
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February 22, 2012, 2:47 pm

Matt G

Question: is my head gasket or intake gasket bad or are the bolts just loose?

theres coolant leaking into my oil within my head. turns white within a few trips...i noticed right behind the power stearing pump from which the surpentene belt runs theres always a puddle of coolant on the engine block. i can hear what sounds like a pinhole leak but cant see it then i squeezed a wrench back onto one of the heads bolts from which i heard the noize (behind the power stearing fluid container) and it is loose...what can you tell me about that? is my head gasket or intake gasket bad or are the bolts just loose?

February 24, 2012, 8:06 pm

Ron W
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Sounds like the intake manifold is more likely the leak than the head gasket. It will need to be replaced if it is the cause. The gasket is compromised so just tightening the bolts probably won't fix the issue.

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February 25, 2012, 2:54 pm

Matt G

Thank you...ive been pondering this for some time

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