1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue Q&A
1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue Question: Overheating
I recently purchased a 1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue. I flushed the radiator with Prestone Radiator flush and filled the radiator with 50/50 Prestone coolant. However, the car is acting like it is overheating. I replaced the thermostat and when I finish driving the car, the radiator fluid will spew out as though it is very hot. What can be the problem? - fxaxrx
Need to know which engine you have. It could be that the radiator is plugged with Dex-Cool and is not allowing the new coolant to circulate. GM had a lot of problems with this. Also, the 3.1 and 3.4 liter engines tend to leak coolant from the intake manifold gaskets, sometimes it is internal and you can't see the leak but the car can still over heat. - dandd
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