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2000 oldsmobile Silhouette engine over heating and oil mixing in engine coolant

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These two problems are related, your engine is overheating because there isn't enough coolant to dissipate the heat. There are three main causes for coolant in the engine oil:

1. Cracked head
2. Blown head or intake gasket
3. Cracked block.

The gaskets are an easy and relatively cheap fix, the head replacemnet isn't to difficult but will run you more than the gaskets. If the block is cracked (pretty rare) you'll need a new motor because it's going to comletelyu fail sooner or later.

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