How bad is it?? Do you have gunk build up under your oil cap? Does your oil look like chocolate milk?? because everything in that motor uses that oil, Injectors, HPOP, IPR, ICP, bearings etc. etc. and the more it gunks up the harder it is to get out of the heads and misc parts. Now this is just my humble opinion but if its only 2 miles, I'd be calling a friend to tow me down or it would be worth the 50$ tow bill.
It's not the easiest thing in the world to pull apart, another thing to consider that it might be a bad cooler. I'm unsure of a way to test them and maybe someone has a "trick" to that, but a new cooler is about 150 bucks plus core if I remember but that does not include the end caps. I'm at work and I don't have my Manuel with me or I could look it up for ya.
pressureize the cooler to see if thats where your leak is comming from or just the orings. take some 3in hose with some freeze plugs or anything 3in. block one end off hook the other end up to a coolant pressure tester,fill the cooler though one of the holes on either end pump it up and look for bubbles through the hole you put water in.... hope this helps kyle
I'm thinking it's going to be more along the lines of a head gasket or injector cup.
You need to pressurize the coolant system and see if it holds or loses pressure.
Mine ended up being the drivers side head gasket.
You can remove the heads with the motor in the truck.
You can check out my Webshots album. I have pics there from when I removed my heads with the motor still in.
Dave is correct on the transfer of fluids. The one with the most pressure will contaminate the system with a lower pressuer. I don't think it's the cooler but when you shut it off the cooling system will retain some pressure and could go the other way. Have you noticed any oil in theoverflow tank??
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