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OIL IN ANTIFREEZE

For thesecond time i have oil in the antifreeze and lowon dipstick, I dont believe its headgasket cause no water in oil. last time guy did test said no head gasket problem and flushed system ran fine and stayed 1/4 gauge for temp in arizona heat, all of a sudden Im at half and check reservior and comes out like chocolate milk. some are suggesting oil cooler. is the oil cooler in the radiator and is the only fix a new radiator I have a problem with my 95 Olds 88. The car runsgreat, but there's sludge in the rad and holding tank mixed in with the coolant. I checked the oil dipstick for traces of coolant. Clean. I'm having trouble believing the head gasket is blown, as the car only has 110,000 kms. Are cars that cheap?

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    Al Mar 06, 2009

    There's no coolant in the oil. And no smoke comes out of the exhaust. I bought this car last fall. I'll start by flushingthe coolant, and change the engine oil at the same time soon.

  • Al
    Al Mar 06, 2009

    I checked today, and it seems to be missing a litre. sorry, but on my inquiry, somehow it got mixed in with another person's post!?! My post starts at where it says "I have a problem with my 1995 Oldsmobile 88".

    Thanks!

    Al

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    Al Mar 07, 2009

    Thanks! It kinda looks like what you describe. I checked today, and it does seem like the antifreeze is very dirty, with a little sludge-like substance floating on top. Dexcool, do they put that in at the factory?

  • Al
    Al Mar 07, 2009

    Thanks! I can't rate "fix ya" until I thoroughly cleaned the rad and tested. I'll get back soon with the results.

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    mike loshbough May 11, 2010

    i didnt ask that i ask is the dip stick low on oil?

  • mike loshbough
    mike loshbough May 11, 2010

    is the oil dipstick low on oil.if so it sounds like the radiator.

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If this is dexcool antifreeze and it has never been flushed after time it will gum up and turn brown if this is the case have your coolant system power flushed I HAVE BEEN DOING THIS WORK FOR MANY YEARS AND HAVE YET TO SEE A 3.8 MOTOR HAVE A CRACKED BLOCK!

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    mike loshbough Mar 07, 2009

    yes they do and still this day on gm's please rate this answer thank you.

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    mike loshbough Mar 07, 2009

    yes they do still to this day .please rate this answer thankyou!

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I have a 2003 Buick Century Custom and I had my anitfreeze flushed because a mechanic at Sears said it was like a choclate shake when they checked the antifreeze level, now I am a girl and have no interest in how the car's motor works, so I had it "flushed" for 90 dollars... now it is 6 weeks later and I went to my father's friend who owns his repair shop and has done all my parents car repairs for 25 years and he says it is like that again... he told me I needed a new radiator because the oil is mixing with antifreeze and vice versa... so we replaced the radiator and now the car works fine and has ever since he did that... he said my head gasket was fine... just thought I would share this info.... I dont know if every car is different I am assuming that every situation is different...

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Hi there, i hate to pass on bad news like this but, you are experiencing the first stages of a cracked block. these cracks start off as being microscopic but, during great heat, these cracks will grow, fusing the coolant and oil. this is why you are seeing a milky fluid. this repair can be expensive and i don't recommend block sealer. it only prolongs the inevitable.

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Actually this happened to my 1999 Sl1. Sorry to say bot the head gasket didn't work for me so I took it to the shop. Cracked Head was the problem.

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