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Engine light came on and coolant leak

Engine light came on three hundred yards from hm luckely turned off and rolled into drive oil was seriousley low topped up now but over did it inch higher on dip stick than should be noticeing after running car for 5mins now car a bit shakey in idel worse when increase reeves. noticed coolant leak 4 weeks ago kept topping up. spotted it leaking fron transmission area when did the oil top up. any help will be great.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    sounds like u have blown the engines cylinder head gasket for lack of proper up keep.

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You don't want to overfill your engine with oil. I'd recomend you change your oil and put the right amount in it, because chances are, if you are that low, it was time for an oil change anyway. As for your coolant leak, check your hoses and radiator, if you don't find anything look your engine block over for antifreeze residue. Usually when your water pump wears out and starts leaking it makes a big mess.

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