It will continue to get worse. If you keep all fluids full, you should be alright, but eventually the whole seal will either blow out, or make it impossible to keep the fluids in. I had the same problem on my 98, and at 135,000 miles I was putting anywhere from 4-6 quarts in per oil change, so if you plan to keep the car it is worthwhile to fix that problem.
I would suspect the manifold itself is leaking around the cooling passages. It will need to be removed and the gasket replaced.
thermostat gasket probably leaking. replace thermostat and gasket making sure that thermostat housing is flat.
I just had my intake gasket changed on my 99 Monte Carlo for the same thing. My cousin is a mechanic and has changed the same gasket on several cars with the 3.1 engine. The gasket is about $60 - $75 plus labor.
can the gasket go bad behind the water pump houseing
Most libraries have repair manuals you can copy with step by step instructions.
You need to replace your intake manifold gasket. Chevy had a bad problem with these gaskets.
more than likely a blown intake gasket or head gasket, check your oil to see if it looks milky colored.
video to learn how to replace the engine gasket..upper & lower gasket for 1999 Monte Carlo.
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How to replace head gasket on 05 3.4 monte carlo
A vacuum leak can cause the engine to idle high, but worse than that it can cause one or more cylinders to run lean. That can result in exhaust valves and pistons running at a higher than acceptable temperature and cause premature engine failure.
mine was leaking pretty bad. found out that on the 3.4 engine, there had been a design change on distributor location. originally it was on the back side of engine. when they changed this, they put a 'plug' in its place. plug always starts leaking. i took mine and lifted the 'plug' and used a gasket from a distributor. had to cut one side so that you could slip it around the plug, put gasket sealer on it and my leaking has dramatically decreased. not stopped. but not putting a quart in a week. the leak is alomost non exixtent
Check to see if there is coolant on the engine block. It is common for the Monte Carlos, along with other GM cars equipped with the 3400 V6 engine to experience leaking intake manifold gaskets. A leaking intake manifold will cause oil to leak into the coolant system and even worse, for coolant to leak into the oil system.
I am have the same problem with my 06 Monte Carlo LT. Took to the dealer. Its a head gasket leak.
take it to a mechanic and get it repaired.
Not likely.... I'd never use anything "temporary" on a head gasket.
you get water mixing into your oil, check your dipstick to see that the oil looks like oil on the stick and not milky looking, also you will notice a fluid loss for no reason.
bad door seals
has the red coolant in a 2005 monte carlo been changed since reports on it deteriorating the head gasket?
around $25.00 canadian for the part
If you have it done it will be at least $1,000.
figure on at least $1,000.
Blown head gasket.
Cold air intake, supercharger and down pipes.
In the intake manifold near the thermostat.