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Water leak and water in oil

I have a 1988 dodge dakota truck V6 2wheel drive,and,when ever I put water in my radiator and I drive like 1 mile the water leaks out of my engine. also I have rusty water in my oil stick. Is the caused by a blown head casket? or is there another problem.

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  • tearz2006 Apr 23, 2009

    the leak appears to come from under the engine some where. not sure where tho. pours out quit alot ata time.

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    George DeMore May 11, 2010

    Where does the water leak from?

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Water in the oil is never a good sign. You need to have a cylinder leakdown and radiator pressure test done to confirm where the leak is. Sometimes though, the testing may be inconclusive. Either way, you need to have it torn down and checked/repaired. You cannot continue to drive it this way or it will relult in complete loss of your engine.

Posted on Apr 23, 2009

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You are probably correct -- it's a blown head gasket.

Posted on Apr 23, 2009

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Don't know if this will help you. I had a similar problem with my 98 dodge dakota pu. after looking around the engine i noticed water was coming out of the freeze plugs under the exhaust manifold. turns out one of them was rusted through a little. i replaced that one and reassembled everything. started the motor up and then noticed another leak. took it all apart again and found a second freeze plug rusted through. i ended up repalcing all the freeze plugs on the head and the problem was solved. at first i thought i might have a warped or cracked head because i also saw water on the oil dipstick.after replacing the freeze plugs, no oil on the dipstick. worked for me.

Posted on Apr 28, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a 1988 dodge dakota truck V6

it does sound like a head gasket

Posted on Apr 23, 2009

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