Jim Grant's Tech Tips
Oldsmobile Silhouette, How Far On A Leak?
have a '99 Oldsmobile Silhouette with a leaking intake manifold.
I am losing about a gallon of anti-freeze a month, with about 500
miles of local, short trips. Can I take my car on a 1500 mile trip
back to a repair shop, taking extra coolant with me? Or will it
boil over? Should I get it repaired before I leave?
- Bill Hettig
Let me power
up my crystal ball. Aah yes, I can see at this time there is a possibility
that you might make it. No, wait I see steam or is that smoke? No,
no, hold on, there are engine parts, wait are they in the road?!
I see a wrecker, but is it for you? Damn, my crystal ballís batteries
just went dead. Iím going to put my crystal ball on the charger.
You should check your towing insurance just in case you overheat
your engine and it spills its guts on the road.