Question about 1987 Chevrolet Celebrity
That really should be oil in your coolant. That's not good. You did a good job describing it.
If you will take off a cylinder head, (that will be happening soon!) you will see holes large and small in your engine block.
The holes have 3 functions.
The biggest ones are cylinders with pistons that make the engine run and the car move.
Two other smaller holes carry coolant in one and motor oil in the other. Coolant flows all over in passages inside the engine to cool it.
Oil flows from the oil pump to the top of the engine to lubricate your camshaft, etc.
A head gasket is leaking oil from the oil passage into the coolant passage.
That's becasue the oil passage has about 40# pressure while the coolant has about 15# pressure.
Posted on Jan 21, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
this is the result of a bad head gasket, may not be bad enough right now to cause a problem. but this is definately a major problem that needs to be fixed asap, to prevent the heads from warping, and or seazing the engine from oil mixing with antifreeze and making it too thin to protect the metals. the reason you dont see anything is due to the piston acting like an air pump on its cycle, this allows the coolant to be sucked in, burnt with the gas, and out the exhaust. have the coolant system pressure tested to acurately diagnose this.
Posted on Jan 06, 2011
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