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I had to replace the left side case because of a crack where the oil drain plug goes, I used the same gaskets as they looked good now I have coolant mixing in my oil, What should I do?

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That sounds really bad,was the head checked for cracks?And were the head gaskets replaced?I would say you would be best to replace motor.

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In some cases I have seen blown intake manifold gaskets cause a milkshake in the crankcase inspect the lower intake gaskets coolant passages at the end of the cylinder heads for damage. I would suggest a compression test and a cylinder leak down test befor further tear down.

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Why is it low? Leaking? The dumbest thing they sell is a 50/50 mix of antifreeze. You are getting 50% water and 50% coolant. Just buy a 100% antifreeze jug add it first and top it off with water. If the water is not low you may hve a bad coolant level sensor. It snaps into the radiator tank and is easy to replace when cold.

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replace the oil cooler first before you change the head gasket ,but normally a 10 year old vehicle often has gasket fatigue ,not made like a good old fashioned copper head gasket ,they rarely went wrong

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If you have water in your oil then sadly you have probably cracked the head or similar allowing the coolant to pass into the cylinder then down into the sump. If she is all you have you could dismantle and have a look in there to see what damage is done, but might not be worth it.
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Change the oil right away, just in case coolant did somehow get into the crankcase.
Those rubber plugs should not leak. Did you clean the block good where the freeze plugs goes? It needs to be free of rust, scale, and dirt so the plug seals good. When you get it sealed tight you can monitor the coolant level to see if it leaks somewhere, like the head gasket. That is the only place coolant could get into the oil. Or if you have the coolant system pressure checked, you will find out if there are any leaks like a head gasket. If the system holds pressure, you are good to go. That means the gasket is good, and since no overheating, there is no or little chance you would have a cracked block or head-another way that coolant could get into the oil.

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A cracked cylinder block will cause either:
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(b) coolant contamination of motor oil
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Oil infiltrating into coolant is easy to see - drain some coolant out through the pepcock at the bottom of the radiator, and place it into a styrofoam coffee cup. Oil droplets floating on top of the green (or orange) coolant are easily seen. Or visualize oil by looking into the top of the radiator through the radiator cap.
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1 Inspect Water Pump - Worn, Cracked or Leaking Water Pump, or Water Pump gasket.
2 Inspect Head Gasket - Leaking Head Gasket.
3 Inspect Radiator - Leaking Radiator Hose(s).
4 Inspect Radiator Cap - Worn or Damaged Radiator Cap.
5 Inspect Radiator Hose - Ruptured, Cracked or Leaking Radiator Hose.
6 Inspect Freeze Plug - Leaking Freeze Plug(s).
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Classic signs of coolant in the oil and since heads were repaired and sealed, it could be a cracked block.
Coolant is mixed in oil and coolant impedes lubrication of engine thus hard to turn over and start.
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Add Barr's leak "copper" )(looks like liquid copper and costs about $10) sealant to coolant fluid. Run the engine a few times to full warm up, each time observing for tell-tale white smoke from exhaust. Check dipstick level between each cycle.
If problem subsides, go buy a lottery ticket as you're very lucky. If not, a new engine or short block is on the menu.

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