was there a recall on the 2002 L300 engine oil cooler? on 2002 Saturn L300

my car ran hot had a brown/yellowish color with and oily texture,was told by the mechanic that it needed a thermostat,then he told me there was a recall on that make and model for the engine oil cooler. In your reviews I do not see any thing about the engine oil cooler. I am a single mother and have been laid off. can not aford the 300.-400. dollars for the part that the mechanic said it cost.

by in Spring, TX on October 22, 2010
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ANSWER by on October 22, 2010
There is a bulletin for a new type of sealant for the engine cooler. Its purpose is to seal up any leaks in this component. It is a factory bulletin number 02-T-37 date of issue 4-16-2003 I would look in to this, as the sealant will only cost a few dollars as opposed to $300-400. As for the pattern failures, Saturn vehicles have new ones every 2-3 months, so it is hard to keep up with them. I work on the Powertrain and Emission Controls on Saturn vehicles and see new issues each week, sorry to say.
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COMMENT by on October 22, 2010
Thank You! Could you please tell me where the engine oil cooler is located or is it just an engine cooler and is so what is the difference?