Question about 1993 Toyota Camry V6
My 1998 Dodge Caravan... just over heated... I open up the radator cap and found the insides and over flow tank.. was coated with this milky while-brown substance, yes it was greasy to the touch. And all the fluid is gone. My first impression was it is a blown head gasket... but the signs are not there.
I still have strong compression
No white or blue exaust
Both oil and AT dipstips are clean.
and no water dripping anywhere.
Before in over heated i noticed i was hearing a gurrling sound comming from the coolant side of the vehicle.. as I drove around. Then it started to have a coolant smell to it.
So we open the hood again and further inspected. It is a possiblilty that the water evaperated away, leaving the old coolant behind and this substance and possiblly the tremostat failed. We also noticed a bulge on the radator hose, just before it entered the theromstat.
So i bought a new thermostat with gasket, and new new jug of PEAK 150,000 miles antifreeze, concentrate.... and new hoses
And it is in the shop now getting worked on, I am praying its not the head gasket...
Not quite sure what your question is but if your looking for an opinion here's mine.
Even thought you didn't find the normally sign's of a blown head gasket you need to be aware that a cracked head can cause the same issues that a blown head gasket does. Also it is possible to have a problem with either of those two things and not involve the cylinders. A breach between the water jacket and the pressure side of an oil port would force the oil into the water jacket. Since the spaces traveled by the oil are relatively small the transfer will tend to be one way.
However this is an uncommon problem. About all you can do to test for it is to check the oil pressure with a gauge and compare that with specs.
I would probably check it to be on the safe side.
Hope this helps.
Posted on Oct 02, 2009
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Without knowing if u had any and what kind of antifreeze,this could be as u suggested,there is a new antifreeze that looks like that.Take off ur oil cap and look inside to see if any water is in oil.The gurgling sound was an after affect of over heating,Sounds like a stuck thermostat,cross ur fingers,lol
Posted on Oct 02, 2009
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