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In most cases this only happens if the cars engine is overheated due to a cooling system problem.

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the head gasket go in these cars because of what they call "dissimilar metals" all that means is you have an aluminum cylinder head and cast iron block. the problem is, the both expand and contract at different rates when driving and cooling down. and sometimes this actually creates the gasket to fail over time..there is a revised gasket you can get right from the dealership. its un upgraded head gasket..and if you can't find a 2.4L engine, check a local auto wreckers...

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


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
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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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I have a 1993 toyota camry le v6, that is not over heating but the water is very hot to a boiling point, leaving the radior dry by pushing all of the water to the coolant reservoir. Is this the cause of a...


I'd remove the thermostat and run it. If the problem continues, it could be head gaskets, but, v6 head gaskets rarely fail. Also make sure that teh rad cap is good; have it pressure tested.

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2000 3.4 Montana. It looks like coolant mixed in with the oil. Do these engines have gaskets that are known to fail. The van has only 40,000 miles on it. Thank you


You can thank the EPA for this...Manufacturers are using more and more aluminium in engines to cut weight and meet "standards"...More weight=less mpg. Aluminium "grows" at a faster rate than does iron when heated. When mated to a iron block, something has to give...usually the head gasket.
This problem is not specific to your vehicle, but all vehicles in general. Head gasket manufacturers have done a great job of trying to compensate for this problem, but still, gaskets sometimes fail. What is really amazing is that many of them do manage to last a really long time! I know this dosen't help you fix your problem, but it will help you understand why it happened. One good thing...If your vehicle is repaired by a good shop, using quality replacement gaskets, chances are the repair will last far longer than the original setup did.
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