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98 Acura CL oil in coolant/radiator

I have a 98 Acura with an oil leak. After further inspection i found the radiator is filled with oil and actually pushing the oil/coolant mix into the overflow hose. radiator is filled with a coffee milk looking substance.
Anyone run into this before?
the car has no other symptoms (ie no overheating).

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  • kmcconnell14 Apr 16, 2009

    Thank you all for the quick responses.



    goalie39- the oil is not milky at all, and trans fluid not low.



    jmmarrer- based on the color, it appears to be oil & not trans fluid but I will have that checked. It is not being driven and I will make an appointment with the garage this week.



    i know it - the oil is in the radiator, there is no coolant in the oil.

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    checked all hoses son over filled reservoir?

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Check the oil, is the oil milky on the dipstick?
Check the Transmission Fliud level, Low?

If it is engine oil it could be a head gasket, if it is transmission oil then the cooling lines in the lower tank of the radiator may be leaking.

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IT MAY BE TRANSMISSION FLUID, AM ASSUMING IT IS AUTOMATIC.IF IT IS THE CASE, DO NOT DRIVE VEHICLE ANYMORE YOU MAY DAMAGE TRANSMISSION.TAKE VEHICLE TO A REPAIR SHOP . YOU WILL NEED A NEW RADIATOR WITH A TRANS FLUSH. IF TRANS IS OK. IF NOT YOU MAY NEED A TRANS REPLACED ALSO.

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Its a blown head gasket 100% sure of it!!

Posted on Apr 15, 2009

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    its a blown head gasket 100% sure of it!!

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