Question about Saturn Vue
It sounds like a fair amount of oil is in your cooling system, or you wouldn't have posted. You most likely also have coolant in your oil, as well. Either way, somehow your engine either blew a gasket or otherwise developed a crack which allowed the water and oil to mix. It's going to require immediate service, the specifics of which will be identified when inspected or during diagnostics. Obviously, don't run the engine, or your problems will most likely get much worse.
If the pressure and heat built to a point to where the head (or other) gasket blew out, then it may also be likely there's may be some warping of the metal, and hopefully nothing has cracked or blown out in the way of a manifold or engine block. If you also have white smoke out of your exhaust, it's a high probability it's the head gasket that's blown (coolant mixing in with the oil, too, with steam through the exhaust).
On the lesser side, a quick planing of the head(s) and reapplication of the gasket, cleaning out the engine and cooling system, adding back in your fluids, and you'll be good to go.
On the upper end, if it involves a crack of a manifold or engine block, then the repair can be much more involved. Depending on the make of vehicle, sometimes import engines aren't as expensive as trying to repair your old one.
I've been there and can relate. I wish you luck!
Posted on Feb 14, 2012
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