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Large amount of coolant going into my oil

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Cylinder head gasket leaking needs new gaskets

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2.0L Engine
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  3. Drain the crankcase of oil.
  4. Remove the attaching bolts securing the oil pan to the engine.
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  2. Raise the vehicle and support safely with jackstands.
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