2003 3.3L Caravan. Is Intake or head gasket more prone to leak?
I just started finding tiny drops of dried up anitfreeze in the small vally on the block on the belt side.
It looks to also dribble down the front edge of the front head gasket, burn off and leave some redidue on the little edge of the head gasket that pokes out the side right around the a/c pump too.
I think its comming from my intake manifold gasket but am not sure. It looks like it, but its such a small leak that its very hard to verify as of yet.
Are these 3.3L engines prone to head gasket failures more often than intake gasket failures? or vice versa?
My mileage is 180,000KMS. Or about 112,000 miles.
If the head gaskets are prone to failure at around this or close to this mileage, I might just aswell get the whole gasket kit and do it all.
Can a Master Dodge tech please give me some advice on this.
I really dont want to repair the intake only to have to take it all apart again for head gaskets soon after.
Oh, When I got the van. I noticed that someone mixed coolants. I think it was in there for about a year like that.
The whole system was properly drained, rinced and swapped over to Green coolant from Prestone.
After my repair, Do I have to swap back to the Chrysler stuff or is it ok to keep it on the Green coolant after gasket repairs?