I have a 1989 Buick Century. For the last week, I have had to
park on a hill sometimes (nose higher than trunk) and when I have
started the car, the coolant level warning has come on. (If I parked
on the straight, it didn't) It goes off after 5-10 minutes of
driving, coming back on occasionally for the next 10 minutes afterwards.
This morning, the warning light was on even though I hadn't parked on the
hill and it stayed on for about 20 minutes.
When I was making original enquiries about this car, someone mentioned to
check for leaks if I got the coolant warning light in case it leaks into
the oil. I am going to have a look at this when I get back from work this
evening, but I am not sure what to look for :) I have the Haynes manual,
which should help, but any pointers would be appreciated!!
I assume that the coolant fluid is fairly standard and I am sure I have
the specifications in the handbook or Haynes manual so I will pick up some
more of that too.
Also, I think that it is about time to change the fluid (two years right?)
Again, I am sure this is in the manual, but can anyone give me an
indication of how difficult this job is and roughly how long it might
take? (The question in my mind is should I attempt it? I have relatively
little experience, although I did (with a friend) do the rear drum shoes,
cylinders and springs)