Question about 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier
If you have just had major work done to your car and this happened two hours after you picked up the car take it back to your mechanic.If I had to take an educated guess I would say that the head gasket repair didn't work because the head was warped due to the original overheating.But this is just a guess. Your mechanic should have done an oil change to get rid of any coolant left in your oil system and changed the coolant to get rid of any oil left in your cooling system .When they did your head gasket they should have cleaned out any coolant in your combustion chambers,they would be right there in front of them.The arcing that you hear sounds like a short to ground from one of the plugs and could be an easy fix.Not to worry about the two types of oil they're close enough.It is not unusual for the dip stick to read low when the car is running,when the car sits all the oil drains back into the pan.My heart goes out to you because you are dealing with an 11 year old Cavalier that are known for head gasket problems.Your first step should be to take the car back to the mechanic that worked on it and see what he/she has to say.I know you just had the car fixed but you might be further ahead putting any more money into another car and just moving forward.Please let me know how you make out with this and good luck.
Posted on Nov 08, 2010
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