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I have a 99 chevy malibu ls 6 cyl. anti freeze keeps dissapearing. there is no white smoke. but there is a milky color to my oil.. and looks as if oil is in the antifreeze. there is also no over heating what so ever. the heat also blows out cold. i have to keep my foot on the gas in order for it to blow heat. could it be the gasket even tho theres no over heating or white smoke?

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Yes, somewhere your head gasket has been compromised. Its not overheating.....YET. Driving it in that condition will eventually get worse. Water, condensation, coolant in the oil for prolonged period is not good. Repair ASAP. As fort he heat part. Lots of vehicles PCM cut out motrs and other devices like the AC if there is too much load on the engine at idle rpm. The fact that theres oil in your water, even though you dont know it the PCM is making adjustments to try to keep your vehicle running smoothly with the loss of at least one cylinder, this puts a tremendous load on the engine

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The milky color in your oil is it, you have probably blown your head gasket or cracked your block.
either case head gasket is less of a repair $$ then the block, which would mean you need a new engine.
If you are an experianced back yard mechanic, and have the tools, you may be able to do the job yourself. If not shop for another car.

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