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I had an antifreeze leak. Would put some in every 2 days. However since my last oil change noticed the oil & water are mixing. Is the engine shot.

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This sounds very much like a head gasket issue to me.
IF the engine isn't destroyed yet, it soon will be if you keep driving it.
Sorry I couldn't have been the bearer of better news.
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4 cylinder is a head gasket. 6 cylinder most likely the intake gasket. Given the year of your car, I wouldn't waste any money on it unless it was in excellent shape. Then I would only slap a used engine in it.

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