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My 3.0 l V6 is over heating and the anti-freeze I put in it went into the oil, it runs great and I thought it was the water pump but it is not leaking out on the ground. I was wondering if any one would have any ideas where or how the anti-freeze is getting in the block?

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Either a cracked intake or gasket. or head gaskets. do not drive it until its fixed. you will blow the engine

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Your posting does not indicate if you have a good clean mixture of antifreeze coolant in your heat & cool exchanger ( ie. radiator ), this valuable component of the vehicle coolant & heating system alway's need's a good supply of 50% water to 50% antifreeze which is under pressure and could hurt you or anyone standing too close to your vehice in question.

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