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Engine oil in antifreeze

Engine oil low. Choclate milk like fluid ozing out of coolant reservoir. Engine was overheated previous to this problem.

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HEAD GASKET OR POSSIBLE HEAD,CYLINDER DAMAGE,PISTON DAMAGE OR ENGINE BLOCK

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Souds like cracked block, cracked head, or blown head gasket. But most likely a cracked head

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You have either cracked the block cracked the heads or taken out the headgaskets. this can be an expensive fix to do it right you will need to rebuild or replace the engine.

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