Join Date: Nov 2010
Thanked 1,505 Times in 1,008 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 127 Post(s)
Please put the glasses of kool-aid down. The whole coolant thread was about how you could damage your engine because the damage was done BEFORE the light came on i.e. the light came on too late. The implication was that it really wasn't much of a warning system;
more of a heads up that your wallet was going to take a hit. Additionally, the other issues appears to be valve guide related, which has absolutely nothing to do with the owner.
Though it could be argued with great care the first case of low coolant could be voided [generally], the second case it the one I actually find more worrisome. This is the one that throws the code that was posted earlier, and the one that no amount of maintenance or watchfulness will prevent. My guess is that is a quality issue at the time of manufacture, but that is a guess. Additionally, the damage was already done when the mechanic [mistakenly] told him to keep driving. The outcome would have been the same wither way.