I have a 2002 Chevy S10 ZR2. So my intake manifold gasket has a huge hole in it and is leaking coolant. I identify this problem, no coolant in the oil, no problems other than overheating and never overheated. I am 1200 miles from home and have to get the dealer to fix it.
<br/> They pressure test it and I was right. Huge hole in the gasket. However, they claim that there was a hole in the gasket that allowed somewhere from a cup to a quart of oil into my coolant. Thus, they recommend a convenient $150 coolant flush to remove the contaminated coolant.
.Could they have gotten oil into the coolant on their negligence in doing the job right or not taking the proper precautions?
.How important is it that I get the coolant flushed? How soon? (I am driving 1200 miles towing a motorcycle this weekend)
<br/> I just had my radiator replaced a month ago and all the fluid changed for that. So just wondering if I need to get this done before I drive the 1200 miles home or not...