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Water getting in the oil supply

Water is getting in the oil tank but i do not know where

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If you can see emulsification (white residue) inside the radiator cap, that means your cylinder head gasket is gone, your local gagrage should be able to determine this with either a compression test or a combustive test.
A compression test will show low compression on one cylinder and a combustive test will indicate exhaust gasses in the radiator, both indications of a blown head gasket.

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sorry 2 tell u this mate sounds like ur head gasket get it 2 a garage or ur looking at a new engin

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It is probably transmission fluid coming in from the trans cooler in the radiator. I would suspect it needs a new radiator.

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The oil cooler needs replacing!

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