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There is coolant in the oil was hoping to find out all posibilities and trouble shooting procedures.

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Was the car still operational at the time? Is this something that could happen and the car still run for a while? My father is a machinist and told me that he saw coolant in the oil on the dipstick, but it didn't look like it to me.

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4 cylinder would be the head gasket is blown. 6 cylinder could be the head gasket or intake manifold gasket. The only other way is a cracked head or block. These don't happen to often. If it is the head gasket, send the heads to e checked for cracks and to be surfaced flat.

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