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I have a 1998 chryler concorde and oil is mixing in the container whereyou poor the antifreeze and water

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  • alizeth30 Feb 28, 2009

    I own a 04' Saturn Ion Redline (Supercharger) with 63k miles. car runs real good. My oil looks clean, but my water container where I put coolant is a Mocha color and milky. Check engine light came on one time, diagnostic computer was done and gave me a reading of thermostat needs replacement. At this point, my best bet is to tear down the engine and change head gaskets, supercharger gaskets, and water pump, etc....

  • Rich Palmer May 11, 2010


    Well with the weather as cold as it has been, I am going to ask if few questions. Is the antifreeze water oil mix a mocha or strawberry shake color? Neither is good but will direct me to a better diagnostic solution.


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Blown head gasket, cracked head or cylinder wall. Oil is entering into coolant system. You should also check the dip stick in the engine oil. If milky or coco foamy. Would suggest not driving until problem identified. If cylinder fills with coolant with both valves closed & you crank it with the starter it could hydraulic the cylinder & bend the rod & do other damage as well.
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It sounds like a head gasket problem. You need to take it somewhere to let a competent mechanic check it out. Don't put it off too long...Good luck

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