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Getting oil in the water

Looks like cream in the resevouir

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That is usually an indicator of leaking head gaskets.

Posted on Jun 22, 2009

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It sounds like you have a blown head gasket. Run a compression test to be sure. This service should cost between $25 and $100 depending on the shop. The gasket fix should cost between $400 and &700. Hope this helps. Good luck.

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Blown head gaskets.

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