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Looks like a chocalate milkshake in cooling system. no appearance of pollutants in engine oil.

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    Bruce Bracey May 11, 2010

    Is this vehicle new to you, have you recently purchased the car or has it been worked on lately?

    Also check the transmission oil to see if it looks milky also.

    Let me know.

    Regards,

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I have a 1997 pontiac transport and just in the last couple of days I have been noticing the power steering has not been working right away in the morning.Yesterday I noticed my van was overheating so I pulled over and got some water just to get me home.When I got home I filled the resorvoir up and the rad up.The van ran fine this morning until again it overheated.I checked the coolant level and it was almost all gone.I checked the oil and it looked a little like a milkshake but not too bad.I drained all the oil out and put new oil in.When driving it around the block I noticed a big fluctuation on the thermostat in the van.It seemed like I didnt have the same amount of power I had to really push the pedal to get it to go.Oil now looks fine but I didnt drive it alot.Can you help me.Please tell me its not the head gasket...Thx Paul

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Just drain and flush the coolant system real good then checkit. If you have not flushed the system for a while you may have to do it twice. other wise I think you will be fine after this id done. I hope this helps, Don't forget to rate my answer, thanks.

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