'09 Dodge Challenger RT, '84 Cadillac CDV, '05 Ford Crown Vic Sport
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I have been having to top off my radiator every week or so for a while now. I pull my dipstick every time and inpect/taste the oil. If there's coolant in the oil it will taste sweet. There has never been any sweet taste to my oil. It just tastes like the inside of an engine. There are also no wet spots under the hood, and none under the car (I park in the same spot every night.) The other day I was turning onto a road from a stop-sign. I happened to catch the rear of my car blow a big poof of white out the back as I gave it some gas. Well, now that I know that it is consuming coolant, I need to know from where. My car has the HT4100, and I know that they are infamous for intake and head gaskets. Is there any specific way of knowing if it is the intake or the head gasket? I asked my auto instuctor if an intake gasket would let the car consume coolant, and he said yes. So, should I pull the intake and inspect that gasket? I know that even if it isn't bad it would need replaced then. I'm just trying to save some money. I have my Olds engine waiting for a swap this winter, but I can't afford to put it in right now. So I just want my HT to last until the fall. Thanks for any info. Also, how hard is it to remove the intake?