Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Midland, TX
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Re: Coolant in oil
The other thing to look at is the coolant tank(the clear one). Generally if there is an oil cooler problem, this is where you will easily notice the slimy mess a busted oil cooler will make. I agree that a pressure test is the only way to find the leak for sure. I know that money is tight, but if you let it go, you will end up buying another engine. If you have a compressor and a regulator, you can do a leakdown on the cylinders. The compression test is just a quick way to see major damage and nothing more. A leakdown will give you a very accurate read on individual cylinder condition and if there is a problem, you will be able to pinpoint where that problem is. However, if it is a headgasket, and it is not blown into one of the cylinders, a leakdown generally wont tell you anything. And, if it is an intake, same story. Can you see ANY signs of coolant around the intake? If you see ANYTHING, thats where I would start. Also, if the gaskets were just replaced, and some bonehead slopped silicone all over them, you might be able to reuse them.
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