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Re: antifreeze leaking into oil
Ummmm this is bad, you have one of two problems, if you may have a worped head or if your car froze up recently you could have a cracked engine block. Go back to the mechanic that replaced your gasket as he may of not replaced the head gasket properly
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When the oil was changed, did anyone reset the oil life monitor? It needs to be reset every time an oil change is done. That would explain why it is telling you to change the oil so soon.If you have a bad head gasket, antifreeze mixes with your oil. Check the oil on the dipstick. Does it look normal? Check under the cap where you pour the oil into the engine. Is the oil cap wet on the bottom? If yes, and the oil on the dipstick does not look normal, the head gasket is defective. It most likely would leak where the thermostat is located, since the gasket seal was taken out and replaced with a new one. It may not have been done correctly. There may be a puncture in a hose. There could be a crack in the coolant reservoir tank. The thermostat must be stuck in the open position or the thermostat was installed backwards for it to take that long to heat up. Refill the coolant reservoir tank with antifreeze and water before driving the car to avoid severe engine damage.
The engine can burn alot of coolant before you see any smoke. And having a cooling leak in the engine could cause it to run hot at times. If you are adding coolant every week and don't see any leaks, the engine has to be burning it. Most of the time it is a blown head gasket and cracked head or block.
First check the two 3/4" hoses going into the firewall. if those are clean, it will be a blown head gasket. Are you getting a lot of white smoke and sweet-smelling exhaust? If so, you're leaking antifreeze into the cylinders too. Also check your oil for frothyness or greyish oil (using dipstick) - if that's true, antifreeze is in your oil. All of which are conditions of a blown head gasket - it just depends where the gasket failed.
IF it's only leaking on the outside of the engine, you can try a stop-leak coolant additive. These only work if you're only leaking on the outside - will not work if leaking in the oil or in the cylinders. And then they only work some of the time - I have had it work with perfect success in the one time I used it (was a copper color liquid). Sometimes that's better than putting in the money to replace the gasket...
YOU SEEN WHITE SMOKE THAT HEAD GASKET LEAK.CHECK ENGINE OIL DIPSTICK.IF IT LOOKS LIKE CHOCOLATE MILKSHAKE THATS HEAD GASKET LEAKING CAUSING A LOT OF ANTIFREEZE ENTER THE OIL PAN.CAUSING THE ENGINE TO HYDRASTATIC LOCK.WHEN TOO MUCH ANTIFREEZE GETS IN THE CRANKCASE IT DILUTES OIL UNTIL IT STOP LUBRICATING ENGINE CAUSING CRANKSHAFT BEARINGS AND PISTON TO SEIZED UP LOCK UP THE ENGINE.ENGINE HAS TO BE REPLACED.
first step is in retracing all your steps and find out where the fluid is coming from, did you let it sit with only water in the block and blow a frost plug??are all the hoses hooked up right, maybe you didn't get all the old gasket off??. lots of ifs here , any more questions just ask
RADIATOR LEAKS ON THE OUT SIDE.YOU CAN LOOK AT FRONT RADIATOR OR THE SIDES YOU CAN SEE THE ANTIFREEZE LEAKS.HEAD GASKET LEAK YOUR ANTIFREEZE HAVE OIL IN IT.ALSO YOUR ENGINE OIL WILL LOOK LIKE CHOCOLATE MILK SHAKE.IT WILL FULL OF ANTIFREEZE.IF ALL IS GOOD REPLACE THERMOSTAT.IT WILL CAUSE ENGINE TO OVER HEAT.
Yes, oil in the antifreeze typically comes from a blown head gasket. To verify, start the truck and watch the overflow tank you should see what looks like a back flow or bubbles. By the time the truck get to normal temp, it'll be obvious.
If the oil on the spark plug was on the outside top of the plug,
you probably have a leaky valve cover gasket. If your
car has not been tuned up recently, you may be ready for
a major tune-up and compression check. I would also check your dip stick if it's milky then you also have a bad head gasket.
You may have a lower intake manifold gasket leak (or a head gasket leak-slightly less probable) the lower intake can leak onto the serpentine belt and fling oil (and/or antifreeze). The lower intake manifold gasket is usually the culprit here. There is much information about changing it if you are inclined to do it yourself. If not, expect around 800 to 1200 to fix at dealer/mechanic. This is usually accompanied by (but not always) oil in the antifreeze, or antifreeze in the oil...