6 months ago - Power steering broken and replaced. Dealer found leaky thermo in the process. Replaced.
3 months ago - Overheated. No coolant. I probably drove 10 miles on it while it was overheating having not noticed. Midas filled coolant. Saw coolant bubbling up and it looked oily. They predicted blown gasket. Brought to dealer. Broken thermo. Dealer apologized for faulty part, paid for tow, paid for new thermo, paid to fix a leak in the coolant tank. Saw some coolant and oil mixing but claimed that was “normal”
Yesterday - Overheated. No coolant. Noticed right away. Broken thermo again and, surprise, gasket! 2k to fix.
Is the dealer responsible for the blown gasket or am I? Did the car overheat and blow the gasket after the first thermo problem? Or did the original thermo start leaking because of the gasket issue? Chicken or the egg?
Either I’ll sell the car or convince the dealer to pay for the issue. Please help!