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Mercedes 190 E 2.6 blown head gasket?

We recently purchesed a 1993 Mercede 190 E 2.6 and were adding a quart of oil every 500 miles to the engine. 3000 miles later the coolant has alot of oil in it (it looks like mustard) but the engine oil does not have coolant in it. The transmission is full of oil with not water in it and we have never added transmission fliud. Is this a failed head gasket?

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Sound like intake gasket leak.it will leak oil into the cooling system.

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