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All the oil was sucked out of the engine into the radiator but no water went in the engine, is the just a head gasket or somthin else? i am a decent mechanic myself but i never heard of the oil goin into the radiator im baffled ;~/

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Hi i have had he problem be4 and it was the oil cooler it had broke down on the inside and was mixing the oil into the water . worth checking

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