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Oil dark and thick, oil is 2 times full amount and car shakes

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Change the oil check the coolant

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Prestone going down there bad for intake gasket you have a 4 or 6 cyl you probably got intake gm had lots of trouble with those intake in usa and canada they have law suit you can join look on internet for law suit agains gm for intake gasket i know it doesnt help you now but its big job to do $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ good luck pierre

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