I have a broken gasket and I was reading online that I might be able to temporarily fix it with an engine sealant. Fluid from the radiator has mixed in with the engine oil so, I assume I would need to do an oil change as well as a radiator flush if I decide to try the sealant?
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no engine size (options) stated. so generic answers.
coolant drained (or 1/2 drained on some, time saver.... that...)
remove stat housing HOSE,. then the housing.
new gasket , sealant
wax side to water jackets side.
bleed hole up hill (aka. jiggle pin) same deal.
Sounds like you have a bad cylinder...
This could be due to a number of reasons...
No spark at one cylinder, due to a bad spark plug, coil, or wire.
No fuel due to a bad injector
Bad cylinder with low or no compression
DO NOT DRIVE THE CAR until this problem is fixed! You could destroy the engine.
Many GM V6 engines of 1995-1999 had defective Upper Intake Manifold (UIM) gaskets (this is especially true for 3800 V6 engines). The antifreeze/coolant (especially orange DEX-Cool) will deteriorate the gasket material over time. If there are abnormal exhaust noises accompanying the leak, and/or the oil appears cloudy (check this immediately), you may have a blown head gasket or Lower Intake Manifold (LIM) gasket. Start with the UIM gasket.
The repair is detailed in the Haynes manual for that car ($17 at NAPA and Carquest), and (DIY) will take 5-8 hours plus a new gasket and RTV sealant (parts should be under $40 for all). A shop will charge $250-350 for this job.