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If u have coolant in the oil u have a leaky head gasket. no other source of this problem other than a cracked block, it is very hard to detect with a pressure test, we check by using a gas sensor in the radiator (from a smog machine), or if u are lucky u will see bubbles from the leak while it is running in the coolant tank.

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