coolant isnt that expensive.....if it was me, id drain you radiator and re-fill with an all new mixture of Zerex and distilled water......It would just make me feel better if that had happened to me. as far as the oil goes, someone else would have to chime in on that.....does it need to be changed? i dont know, but again its not alot of money to go ahead and do it. may be worth it just for the peace of mind
Yeah, thanks for the advice. I was kind of hesitant to spend any money just yet, being on a college student budget and all. But I stopped by O'reillys after class today and picked some up. Looks like I'll be spending my birthday working on the Grand
I've never heard such advise after many years hanging around automobiles both professionally and personally. My guess is that the oil is fine. Nonetheless, it may not be a bad idea to err on the side of caution and change the oil. More importantly, determine what caused the overheat and see that it is corrected.
The hard part is trying to get myself to drain out what in my mind is perfectly good oil, but you might be right, better safe than sorry!
Not to scare, but the fact that your coolant isn't leaking and you've had to add, says one thing. Add that to the overheating problem, and you may consider getting your head gasket looked at for leaks. Coolant can mix in with the Oil, and if you run low on coolant, or your oil isn't lubricating the way that it should, it will cause friction and potentially overheat itself.
****... Yeah, I just talked to a friend of mine who's a mechanic... He kinda thought the same thing. I really hope that isn't it but it would definitely explain the coolant loss. I honestly don't know what I'll do if that is the case, I'm a college student working for minimum wage so fixing it would stretch my bank account, probably only to have something else happen to it 6 months later. Then on the other hand I wouldn't have a vehicle if I don't get it repaired, which I need for work, etc. Basically I'm up **** creek right now. Some times I wish I had never even looked at a Grand...
Thanks for all the help guys, I appreciate it.