I'm hoping I haven't fallen into the category of those with dex-cool
coolant leaking into engine. The past week my low coolant light has
been coming on. I have added til I cant add no more. The next day most
of the fluid has vanished, but no sign of leaks. Van has been driving
great with no obvious signs of trouble except for the low coolant
light. No over-heating either.
My mechanic has the van now. He's going to check everything for me.
He is going to do a complete flush. Check all hoses, change and
inspect oil and filter for signs of coolant. I'm assuming he will
check my intake gasket for deterioation. He may even get me on the
road to switching to green coolant.
My question to you all is what signs would I notice that coolant is
leaking into engine oil. I checked the dipstick, and it looks like oil
only. What would it look like if the two were mixing? Would driving
conditions feel different if indeed the two are mixing.
I'm just dying to hear from him, and told him to keep the van as long
as needed. I hate having trouble like this. I'm not even sure what the
problem is, but it has me worried senseless. What are the chances that
coolant is leaking into engine? How much should I expect to pay? How
long of a job is it? I only have the one car and I have to have it for
work. Any advice would be great.