I am starting to think my head gasket has failed. I am pretty mechanically inclined and just recently replace the thermostat due to the gasket leaking. I notice that the valley was dry just wet around the t-stat. I replaced the t-stat, cleaned the whole bottom of the motor and restarted the car and checked for leaks. I am getting a coolant leak that is running off the back driver's side of the motor and dripping off the screw on the bottom of the bell housing. I replaced the oil cooler with the updated unit three years ago and resealed and replaced all of the seals to the cooler and bridge last year. I have also replaced a fail HCV once or twice.
The only other thing it could be is the pipe located below the bridge. If that isn't the problem I am think coolant is leaking externally from the driver’s side cyl head.
So has anyone on the board tackled doing a head gasket?
Has anyone recently paid to have one replaced? Getting rid of the car isn't an option, it has roughly 103k on it and runs and looks great.