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Oldsmobile Intrigue, Sedan
#12273 of 12345 Re: Problems with 1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue [dnice1]
Sep 29, 2009 (9:54 am)
That seems a bit high for a head gasket repair. Is that an independent or dealership estimate? I had the beginnings of a head gasket failure before I traded my 2000 Intrigue. My mechanic was thinking it would cost about $700-$800. also what engine do you have? Both the 3.8L & 3.5L was offered in 1999.
The question is how much will another engine cost and what's the warranty? How long do you plan to keep the car?
A quick check on E-Bay show 1999 engines (3.8 & 3.5) going for $800 - $1925. The more expensive ones have a warranty.
Personally, I would repair the head gasket if the rest of the engine was fine. Should be less money. Plus you know the engine.
#12274 of 12345 Re: Problems with 1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue [dtownfb]
Oct 06, 2009 (8:28 am)
2001 and later intrigues are quieter due to the double inner wheelwell liner.
My '99 drove me crazy at 80mph. sounded like a neon with all the road noise.
I woul recommend a junkyard engine rather than spend $1300. Which seems kind of high anyway.
Oct 13, 2009 (6:10 am)
We have a 1998 olds intrigue, that overheated, and leaked coolant. We replaced water pump, and thought problem fixed. Well this morning coolant has leak again. Reserve is down about a 1/3. What could it be? Thanks for the help
#12277 of 12345 Re: coolant leak [nitram1112]
Oct 13, 2009 (10:14 am)
I'm assuming there is no pool of coolant under the vehicle....
It could be a couple of things: blown head gasket or intake manifold gasket failure. Because you mentioned that the car overheated, I'm putting my money on the head gasket failure.
#12278 of 12345 Re: coolant leak [dtownfb]
Oct 13, 2009 (12:51 pm)
A similar incident happened to me this summer going to Dallas.
car overheating loosing fluid ect. Though the leak seemed to really be coming from the mounting point of the coolant reservoir. it was 110 outside ..it took me 25 gals of water and 5 gals of coolant.and although I am against the idea of putting additives in coolant....I did.......didn't have a problem with it the rest of the summer and has been running cooler than it ever was.
my monies on the thermostat sticking
Bars Leak Buddy but not all of it like only 1/2 to 1/3 of the bottle
#12279 of 12345 Re: coolant leak [nitram1112]
Oct 13, 2009 (8:08 pm)
Also, make sure the overflow bottle is not leaking. The plastic bottles do age and can develop a crack that you will not notice because it drips out gradually while you are driving. The 3.8L engine did not have the manifold gasket issues of the 3.5L and the 3.4L V-6's.
#12280 of 12345 Re: coolant leak [dtownfb]
Oct 14, 2009 (4:51 am)
Good Morning and thanks for your reply
After replacing water pump there was no coolant leaking. But after running car, and then turned off, some dripping coolant from underneath car is happening near the back of engine. I would say probably a 1/3 to1/2 cup.. this happens after running it.
#12281 of 12345 Re: coolant leak [01intrigue]
Oct 15, 2009 (9:18 am)
Some owners of the 98 & 99 Intrigues with the 3.8 L engine will disagree with you. The 3.5L in the 99-02 Intrigues did not have an issue with intake manifold gasket. Built on a different engine block which is no longer used by GM.
It appears the OP is losing coolant through a leak. Where he is seeing the leak should narrow it down.
#12282 of 12345 Olds Intrigue 2000! Possessed? Possiably?
Nov 07, 2009 (8:19 am)
I have been having issues and have read that it could be caused by a faulty ignition switch. My turn signals work when they want and I have the ABS, Trac off, brake, and service engine lights on on my dash and they have been on since a little before I replaced my tie rod ends. I am not sure what is the cause but I also have issues with the air, my compressor and heat works just the blower seems to work when it wants to work. I need help. I am to the point that I want another car but I love the way this one rides and drives when it's now having problems. Also when I use the cruise control it doesn't stay engaged and usually cuts off after a few mins. I am baffled and am just waiting for it to catch fire with all the electrical issues. The gas hand floats a lot to. Sometimes it seems to work and most of the time it sits on empty or jumps to full. PLEASE HELP!!!!