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My 97 Chevy Camaro, Is overheating, The Thermostat has been replaced and the radiator has been checked out. I checked the oil and the dip stick came white. Is this a simptom of the Water pump.

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I hate to be the one to tell you but water (coolant) is in your engine oil. The more you run your engine the more you will hurt the engine. Stop running the engine. You have eather a blown head gasket or a cracked head or both. Your engine is full of scum and must be rebuilt or replaced. All of the scum (oil and water mixed) will never come out. It washes the lube off of all you engine parts and clogs up small oiling holes.

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White residue on the dipstick is evidence of coolant entering the crankcase from a fault in the 'water jacket'[ or coolant channels within the motor ] most likely suspect would be a head gasket,

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