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Anti-Freeze in the Oil

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#1 leahchris


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Posted 09 February 2005 - 06:15 PM

We've had a slow coolant leak for a while. We figured it was just some small leak in the system, maybe the new drain cap we put in. However, the other day we found anti-freeze in the oil when we checked it. Does anyone know what that means? Intake manifold gasket leak? Blown head gasket? Thanks in advance.

#2 85Sub4WD


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Posted 09 February 2005 - 08:44 PM

Head gasket -
BTW Antifreeze is REALLY bad for the bearings in your engine - don't drive it until it is fixed if at all possible, or else you will have to rebuild your entire engine

#3 MilesFox


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Posted 10 February 2005 - 02:43 AM

if you find yourself having to drive the car run STRAIGHT WATER in the radiator to keep from tearing up the bottom end, run with the cap off if she pukes. i had to do this for several 300 mile round trips

you can get a block sealer from napa but the instructions call for using it with clean water, run for 20 min, drain and let dry. this worked for 2 of my cars, one lasted till it overheated it again on atv trails with no fan. anyway it will buy you time to get around for the head gasket repair

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