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2001 cadillac catera: oil in coolant?

Had it checked. Had the auxillary coolant pump replaced. Noticed oil in coolant. I know cracked block or blown head gasket.Could it be anything else causing this problem? Have to fill colant every few days.

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  • FroiB Dec 29, 2008

    I have the same problem. Some kind of milkshake is coming out of my radiator. Head gasket is big bucks $1,400 in labor plus parts.

  • lion_rysak Jan 17, 2009

    Thank you my friend. My mom has the car and she is now getting it flushed to get the residual gunk out of her! You hit the nail on the head. Thank you so much!!

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The Problem, My friend, is a leaking oil cooler. this item is mounted, inside the engine, under the intake manifold. The cooler or the connections are bad. Coolant flows through the cooler, if it brakes then the oil will contaminate your coolant and make a mess.!! Have it checked. Must times is the seals at the pipe to cooler flange connector. will need new seals.. Hope this helps.

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