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What would cause antifreeze loss? The oil is not milky, there's no white smoke comming from exhaust.

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SOURCE: Water mixing with engine oil

5.7's had all kinds of problems with intake manifolds but it could also be a head gasket leaking. One way to check is to pull out your spark plugs and have a look at them. One of them will should be really white looking, that is the cylinder where the coolant is leaking into. A good rule of thumb (but not always true) is that if the coolant is leaking into one of the cylinders at the very front or very back of the engine, it is an intake leak. If the coolant is leaking in one of the middle cylinders, it is a head leak.
But the only way to know absolutly for sure is to pull the intake off and look for a break in the gasket, if you see that you know its the intake manifold. If you cant see any signs of leakage its probally a head problem. Another word of advice, there is an updated gasket from fellpro that lasts longer that the OEM gasket.

Posted on Oct 11, 2008

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SOURCE: coolant in exhaust pipe but not the oil

THIS SOUNDS LIKE YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT EGR PIPE. AND NO IT WONT CAUSE COOLANT

Posted on Dec 30, 2008

SOURCE: if my car has some white smoke coming out the tail

If you have steady thick white smoke and it smells like anti freeze it is most likely the head gasket. The head gasket can fail in different areas. If it has white smoke it failed between a coolant passage and the combustion chamber. If the oil is milky it failed between the coolant passage and an oil passage. Just because the oil isn't milky doesn't necessarily mean that the head gasket it's blown.

Posted on Oct 06, 2009

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SOURCE: Have some white, milky looking substance on the dip stick

I'd be tempted to live with it depending on whether the vehicle is using coolant on the assumption that it is condensation causing the saponification of the oil. If the Lucas oil treatment caused the pressure to rise so dramatically I would suspect that some crud has come adrift and lodged in the pressure sender.
The chance that the cylinder head is cracked would be more rare than a leaking head gasket both of which could possibly be tested by a leakdown test of individual cylinders.
The water has to come from somewhere.
Does the soap go away when the engine is warmed up?

Posted on Dec 21, 2009

Testimonial: "Good point on the pressure issue, not using coolant. Dip stick had rust on it and so did the inside of the fill cap. Hot or cold white on the stick."

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SOURCE: white smoke from exhaust in 1996 monte carlo

Head gasket failure or a crack in the cylinder head allowing engine coolant to enter the combudtion chamber, then out of the exhaust.

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White smoke from exhaust


Head or intake gasket is bad check oil and see if it is milky looking.if yes antifreeze is getting in oil. Check antifreeze is it milky or oily . if yesoil getting in antifreeze. Both will be over full.or the head or engine block itself could be cracked.

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One of the main causes of white exhaust smoke and coolant loss is a cracked or warped cylinder head, a cracked engine block, or head gasket failure caused by overheating. A cracked head may allow coolant to leak into one or more cylinders or into the combustion chamber of the engine. Dirty coolant, a poorly maintained cooling system, a low coolant level, or a non-functioning cooling fan can cause engine overheating. In addition, engine wear can eventually cause the gaskets to lose their capacity to seal properly allowing internal coolant loss. Intake manifold gasket and head gasket failures are two of the most common sources of internal coolant loss caused by engine wear.
Never remove the radiator cap or coolant reservoir cap while the engine is hot or running as it can cause serious injury; always allow the car to cool down completely first. Checking for a low coolant level in the reservoir is the first step in determining if coolant loss is causing the white exhaust smoke. If the coolant reservoir is at the proper level but excessive white exhaust smoke is present, a cooling system pressure check is required to determine where, if any, coolant leaks are located.

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