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Wow no year, GC.
the side coolant water expansion tank.
that means 1 of 3 things.
1: if oil is red/or pink the a/T cooler is ruputured.
2: brown oil is engine, bad head gasket or far worse.
3: Jiffyboobs put oil in the rad. (common there)

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