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When I changed the oil I discovered in was a thick and had brownish tint. I also noticed in the bucket the oil developed and foam head.

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Sounds like antifreeze may be in the oil. Pull the dipstick after your oil chance, if the oil looks good on the dipstick, take the car out and drive it for 30 minutes or so. Then check the oil on the dipstick. The oil should still look like new; if not, antifreeze is getting in the oil. Worst case is a cracked head or blown head gasket. Some cars let antifreeze in the oil if the water pump goes out.

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