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I poured water in my radiator and its coming out the oil dip stick. What does that mean

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It means that you have a blown head gasket. The water is making its way into the oil passages in between the head and block of the engine. Do not drive vehicle and check
with several shops for a price on repair. We just finished an Acura and it took several
days and about 300 dollars worth of machine work and parts. Hope this helps.

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Blown head gasket. do not start the vehicle until this is fixed. running with a blown head gasket can lock up the engine.

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