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Help - Water in my oil - 1982 GL Wagon


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#1 the26incher

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 07:02 PM

Hello,

The car runs geat but there is water in my oil.  Does this mean one or both head gaskets are blown?  Is there a way of checking?  If only one gasket is bad should I replace only the bad one?  Could it be something else?  The car doesn't seem to get hot but I haven't driven it long.  The engine is a stock 1800

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#2 mikaleda

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 07:36 PM

always replace both head gaskets.

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 07:39 PM

doesnt have to be a blown head gasket, but thats a common symptom of a blown head gasket.  how much water are we talking about, is the whole oil system is creamy?  its common to get creamy oil on the inside top of the fill cap from condensation. 

 

id do both at the same time, minimal cost and effort once your tearing one out.  



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 07:57 PM

The water in your oil could also be caused from a freeze plug letting loose. I would start by pulling the valve covers and checking if all plugs are in place.



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 08:03 PM

It could be a headgasket. How is the power? Is it weak(er than usual)?



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 08:04 PM

Ah. Just re read and saw you haven't driven it long. Is the motor really loud?



#7 Gloyale

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 09:15 PM

Also can be intake gaskets or Carb base gaskets but also a good possibility it's headgaskets too.

 

EA81 headgaskets are Super easy....te hardest part is getting the intake off and out of the way....the heads are easy.



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Posted 14 June 2013 - 09:46 AM

Also can be intake gaskets or Carb base gaskets but also a good possibility it's headgaskets too.
 
EA81 headgaskets are Super easy....te hardest part is getting the intake off and out of the way....the heads are easy.

If it was in the intake gaskets wouldn't it be burning coolant not getting it in the oil?

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 09:50 AM

Check frost plugs have seen them pop out and leak






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