3rd Gear Poster
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: West Palm Beach, Florida
I agree with birds4us. Take it back to where it was repaired, and have them check it out. If they replaced the HG, but didn't pressure test the heads and resurface them, it was pretty much a waste of time.
As for the steam coming out, mine has blown head gaskets, and it smokes a bit after I start it in the morning, but going down the road, no steam. My oil is still good, so I got lucky when mine blew up. I just have to add coolant every day.
I am curious why a shop would not have changed the oil and filter after doing a HG job. It would seem that job is a no brainer. Having coolant in the oil is very bad for internals, like bearings and such, so I would have the car checked out by the guys that did the job.
I am hoping to get another car, instead of fixing this one, but financial issues may have me getting the old cougie fixed up.