Spring is here and I brought the 'vette out after her winter storage. I'm
the 2nd owner having acquired it summer '90 which now has 180,000 Km /
110,000 miles on this auto coupe with the Z49 option.
First thing I noticed was a very slight fluid leak under the car that
appears to be coolant dripping off the oil pan.
Second thing I noticed was the DIC telling me I had LOW COOLANT that was ON
/ OFF - mostly ON. Last time I noticed this symptom was years ago and only
when driving through the New England mountains.
Checked the rad level and overflow tank - rad good, overflow way down - and
no oil that I could see. Checked the underside of the oil filler cap & the
PCV valve - everything looks clean and no sludge. Can't see any obvious
leaking points checking the block, hoses, rad, etc. No signs of
contamination in oil -- not off-white / creamy.
Am I looking at the initial / middle /
final stages of an intake gasket leak
i.e. coolant leaking into the engine ? If so anyone able to advise on any
long term engine damage ?
She'll stay garaged until I can schedule some shop time.