Originally Posted by Meeni
You risk oil contamination by coolant, or coolant system contamination with oil (that may eventually clog your coolant passages). Also, the leak comes from the gasket deteriorating. Usually, it sends unhealthy amounts of particles to your water pump when it deteriorates into the coolant, and might participate to its death.
No relations to idle issues, everything is under pressure (oil and water) and does not communicate with the vacuum chambers.
Thank you! The dealer found everything to be in spec. A very detailed diagnostic. So I am back to square one on that situation.
After I get back from S Fl. I plan to change out the gasket, oil, coolant, steering and diff. fluids.
This post has certainly been a huge help. Thanks