My anti freeze and transmission oil mixed together making it look like a strawberry milk shake. We were told that are cooler and thermostat need to be replace. My husband is going to replace them as well as a new radiator he is also going to flush the transmission also, will this fix the problem or is my transmission gone?
The cooler for the transmission goes through the side tank in the radiator. It burst and caused a leak and the fluids to mix. Be sure to change the filter in the tranny as well as flush it. For the engine and the hoses, leave the t-stat out and run it with plain water and some dawn dish soap to carry as much of the oily residue out of the cooling system. You will need to do this several times, use about 5-6 oz. of soap when you fill the cooling system up to flush the oily mix out.
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White smoke is caused by 2 things. First water, second anti-freeze. One of these are mixing in cylinder 2.
First check your radiator levels and see if it is slowly draining.
Get an oil change. If it looks like a milk shake then you have anti-freeze mixing with your oil which would point toward a head gasket.
Second, check for excess water. Make sure your plugs are tight and boots are seated fully. Check the plug in cylinder 2 and see how it is burning. White(Too Hot), black(Too Rich), just right...
Lastly, check your exhaust manifold for cracks. The 98 tacomas have a cast manifold that WILL crack eventually. Mine cracked at 180K. You may just have water entering through the manifold near cylinder 2. You will have to remove the heat shield to get a proper look.
white smoke is caused by-- water or anti-freeze entering cylinder . if in radiator or the overflow tank. it will look like a chocolate milk shake. check on oil dipstick for traces of water or anti-freeze. also, a bad head gasket will let water or anti-freeze in combustion area. head gasket symtoms if bad. Symptom #1: Chronic Engine Overheating Symptom #2: Significant Drop in Coolant Level Symptom #3: Mixing of Coolant and Engine Oil Symptom #4: White Smoke from Exhaust Pipe popping of overflow cap Symptom #6: Air Bubbles in Radiator Symptom #7: Engine Lacks Power GOOD-DAY!
No, Your radiator has many small ports which when antifreeze is mixed with oil or transmission fluid creates a chocolate milk looking mixture. This will not cool your engine as it needs resulting in overheating, and or blowing of your head gasket
Dexron Tranny fluid...but your best bet is to read the label...it should say..."good for ALL GM Cars...again with the anti-freeze...as you are probably mixing some coolant together, your safest and accurate Anti-Freeze would be labeled..."Good for All makes, and colors..." This is the best long term application:) Hope this helps...
the problem that I came across with dodge caravan is that the transmission cooler is inside the radiator and it deteriorates to the point that the antifrise enters in the transmission.If the oil is the coller of strawberry ice cream.dont look any ferther.The trans will not last to long,the antifreeze deteriorates the clutches.the trans will probably have to be rebuilt.
Solution:get an external trans filter then plug the cooling lines at the rad.
How's the anti-freeze doing? Usually when you see white smoke coming out the tailpipe it's because you are getting anti-freeze in the exhaust somehow. Try to sniff it a little does smell like anti-freeze, or oil? I don't know why the oil pressure would be low unless you are getting anti-freeze in the oil. Does the oil look milky, knda like chocolate milk? The low oil pressure could also be a faulty gauge, you may want to have a mechanic put a mechanical gauge on the car for test purposes.