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    Coda25
    #1
    Nov 19, 2008 at 7:21 pm
    I've got a 1996 grand prix se 3.1L with 150000 miles on it...
    Recently i discovered that i have oil in my radiator by looking in my overflow..
    Now i've had people tell me its me head gasket or my intake gasket or possibly even my intake all together....
    Any suggestions?

     


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    Nov 28, 2008 at 12:34 am
    Quote:
    Originally posted by Coda25  I've got a 1996 grand prix se 3.1L with 150000 miles on it...
    Recently i discovered that i have oil in my radiator by looking in my overflow..
    Now i've had people tell me its me head gasket or my intake gasket or possibly even my intake all together....
    Any suggestions?


    the grand prix are known for this its a leaking head gasket to be sure have a die test done .....

     

    chuck

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    BigNuttyPaul
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    Nov 28, 2008 at 9:39 am
    best thing to do before buying anything is test the coolant for hydrocarbons. if they show up in the coolant then you have a bad headgasket. it is not uncommon on the 3.1 to have a blown headgasket. it is also very very common to have an intake leaking on the 3.1. most of the time if the intake leaks you end up with coolant in the oil and not oil in the coolant. best of luck to you.

     

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    Oct 6, 2010 at 11:28 pm
    Quote:
    Originally posted by coda25 I've got a 1996 grand prix se 3.1L with 150000 miles on it... Recently i discovered that i have oil in my radiator by looking in my overflow.. Now i've had people tell me its me head gasket or my intake gasket or possibly even my intake all together.... Any suggestions?


    it could be a leaking radiator and this should be remedied as soon as possible or these could result to an extensive damage to carpets or floorboards.

    In identifying the leak:
    (1)check to see whether any leaking is occurring from a neighboring source.
    (2)dry the area surrounding the valve carefully.
    (3)press tissue paper around various points to ascertain the source of the leak. this is essential as water can run round and drip, making another area appear as the cause of the problem.

     


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    Oct 7, 2010 at 9:17 pm
    Drain the radator and put "stop leak" with the new radator fluid and see if that helps.

     

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    Oct 7, 2010 at 9:22 pm
    After re-reading your problem. If you have radator fluid leaking on the passenger side floor, then its defintly your heater core going out.

     

    2002 Firebird Formula - 5.7 Liter

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    Oct 7, 2010 at 9:42 pm
    I dont know where they got to the heater core but head gaskets are a common problem with that motor! But if it is tranny fluid instead you should check first then change the radiator!

     

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    Feb 8, 2011 at 9:55 pm
    dude you should replace your intake.
    heres the steps on doing that.

    Drain the cooling system from the radiator then Remove the air cleaner assembly.
    Remove all air cleaner hoses and disconnect them from the carburetor or throttle body.Disconnect the vacuum lines from the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve and the carburetor.Remove the fuel lines, electrical leads, and distributor from the intake manifold or carburetor.Remove the upper radiator hose from the intake manifold.Disconnect the throttle linkage from the carburetor.Once all the gaskets are in place and beads have been laid, carefully set the intake manifold back onto the engine block and begin to torque the bolts in sequence to manufacturer's specifications.Reconnect all vacuum lines, smog equipment, and hoses to the intake manifold.Reconnect all the lines to the carburetor as indicated by the numbered tape on the old carburetor.Refill the radiator with coolant.

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    Feb 14, 2011 at 2:20 am
    I appreciate the concern which is been rose. The things need to be sorted out because it is about the individual but it can be with everyone.
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    Feb 23, 2011 at 3:06 am
    Really an awesome forum.
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