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I have oil in the cooling system?????I also have about 3.5 quarts of oil in a verry shoet time.Engine runs good and does not smoke.Very little sign of leaking oil.What should i look at first.Intake manifold gsk or head gsk? Thanks Gary

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It happened to my 2003 last year. My mechanic tells me that there is a transmission cooler built into the radiator that has cracked or somehow opened to allow the exchange of fluids. Cost me a new radiator, and flushing of both cooling and transmission fluids. 3 months ago the head gasket went. I don't know if it was related. Oh, and I had to flush the cooling system a couple of times as trans fluid remnants continued to show up in the coolant overflow reservoir. I recently checked my trans fluid, and it looks brown about 18 months later, might go for a BG flush soon. Car runs fine

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  • slugtones Jan 01, 2011

    I just noticed you said "oil", not trans fluid. sorry. When my head gasket went, it really didn't smoke, but you could smell the coolant if you stand behind the car. They change the intake manifold gasket when they change the head gasket, so that should cover it. And beware of the trans fluid problem, its coming next.

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