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.
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. #1
.Could they have gotten oil into the coolant on their negligence in doing the job right or not taking the proper precautions? #2
.How important is it that I get the coolant flushed? How soon? (I am driving 1200 miles towing a motorcycle this weekend)
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...