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1999 Isuzu oil in coolant reservoir

Would a blown head gasket cause oil to be in the coolant reservoir. Its a l4, 2WD.

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If oil is geting in the coolant, you most likely have a leaking head gasket. there is one other item it could be if it has an automatic transmission, and that is the transmission cooler in the radiator, if the cooler is leaking it will allow transmission fluid to mix with the coolant.

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