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what causes oil in the engine coolant?

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Old 08-04-2005, 11:36 PM
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what causes oil to gon in the engine coolant i noticed i was low on oil than wut i had put and i go to look at the puke tank and its all oily in there and grimey so i clean it out and again it happens and its only been 1000 miles any ideas?
 
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Old 08-05-2005, 12:06 AM
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Cylinder leak
 
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head gasket sometimes do it. but usually the other way round - water would go into the engine
 
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Old 08-05-2005, 12:14 AM
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yeah, its the head gasket. hopefully. if its not the head gasket, it could be a crack in the head or block, but im still betting its the gasket. these engines can take a beating before they crack.
 
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Either a cracked block or the head gasket.
 
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i was thinking it was the head gasket also it becuase the car doesnt leak any oil it just ends up in the coolant
 
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Old 08-05-2005, 08:17 PM
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Well, if it's the head gasket (which I'm also guessing it is) it's a pretty small seperation, because usually the pressure in the cooling system will force water into the cylinders, not oil into the coolant.
 
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If you have oil in the coolant resivor its normally a blowen head gasket. Then again it could be a crack somewhere in the head. "[sm=laughat.gif]Did you also check your engine dipstick see if that to is all grimmey looking also?" That would be able to tell you something to.

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