there can be a leak from the intake manifold without any antifreeze mixing with your oil, i personally experienced this problem on a 1986 sentra after a changed the head gasket, i apparently had scaped a little to hard on the intake when cleaning it for new gaskets. if its a small leak it would probably just be evaporating in the combustion chamber, but it can and probably will become a problem that needs attention quickly. have a trusted mechanic take a look at it as soon as possible, maybe have them do a compression check to see if there are any possible leaks. well good luck
( YES ) you can buy premixed engine coolant ( antifreeze mixed with water ) or concentrated antifreeze
I guess your question is, Why is there water/engine coolant mixed with the engine oil. It is the most COMMON problem with the Vortec engines.The intake gasket is broken and allowing antifreeze to mix with the engine oil.YOU MUST REPLACE THE INTAKE GASKET. and be sure to FLUSH / change the engine oil and filter several times.Antifreeze will transc the engine bearings like NOW. If You Are LUCKY you may have found your problem early enough and not hurt the engine yet.
Antifreeze, or engine coolant, is a liquid used to transport heat away from an engine. Antifreeze is mixed with water to lower the freezing point of the liquid to protect components in cold temperatures.
In a vehicle engine cooling system : ( DISTILLED WATER is PREFERRED ) Usually mixed 50 / 50 with antifreeze , Ford states not to exceed 60 % antifreeze in the mix
Yes, Ethylene glycol and Propylene glycol are very similar chemically, therefore, can be mixed without any bad consequences for the engine.
When the engine is cold , the coolant ( antifreeze and preferably distilled water mixed 50 / 50 , no more than 60 % antifreeze ) is up to the cold mark in the engine coolant white plastic reservoir
Antifreeze provides corrosion protection ( until the corrosion protection package is " used up " ) It RAISES the boiling point and LOWERS the freezing point of the water in the engine cooling system * engine antifreeze is usually mixed 50 / 50 with distilled water Ford states to not exceed 60% antifreeze
If it is an internal leak the coolant will end up in the crank case mixed with your oil and it will ruin the bearing/engine - if external leak then the engine will overheat when it runs low on coolant, and blow your head gasket
No you can't. Dex Cool antifreeze which is Orange. And regular antifreeze will not mix.
The 1997 Saturn used dexcool antifreeze. The chemical compounds are different and should never be mixed, as the engine will no longer cool properly.
By intake, I assume you mean intake manifold? Typically if your intake manifold gasket is leaking, it can have one if not several of these signs. First your Engine typically will run or idle rough, due to a vacuum leak. You could see visual signs of exhaust, anti-freeze, and or oil leakage. On some Engines you might even see your oil and anti-freeze getting mixed together in your oil pan. You also could see white exhaust fumes out of your vehicle's tail pipe, due to anti-freeze in your exhaust system. These are just a few of the signs of a leaky manifold. If you re-ask the question with make, model, and engine size I could answer with more precise answers.
( Yes ) antifreeze in your vehicle provides corrosion protection for the engine cooling system ( the corrosion protection package does " wear out " ) and antifreeze mixed with preferably distilled water ( usually 50 / 50 , Ford states not to exceed 60% antifreeze in the mix ) will also raise the boiling point of the engine coolant as well as lowering the freezing point
I use antifreeze mixed 50 / 50 with distilled water in my 1995 Ford Explorer as the engine coolant as the Owner Guide shows
You have coolant getting mixed in with the oil. The head gasket and intake manifold gasket would be your most likely culprits.
you will notice oily bubbles in antifreeze, and if there is water in your oil it will turn into a creamy caramel color and sometimes even froth into a white lithium grease consistancy
Antifreeze is a chemical additive mixed with water. Must be 50/50 mixed with the right type of antifreeze for the right vehicle. If it gets to thick, the PH level is high and not the right content of water is mixed with the chemical additive.
Don't forget 50/50 solution too What kind of vehicle? What size engine? You don't add antifreeze to the engine, anyway. There should be an overflow jug on post '85 vehicles and on pre '85 vehicles you add the antifreeze to the radiator only. Please check your owner's manual or ask your car dealer for further information.
There is a reservoir container marked "coolant" in the engine compartment. Add a mixture of 50% antifreeze and 50% water. (If you use "50/50" or "pre mixed" antifreeze, DO NOT ADD WATER). Let the engine get warm and fill to the full line.
If you can, that would be great. Otherwise, drain as much as you can, put clean, cheap oil in the engine and run it for about 5 minutes then drain it and change the filter.
Green color universal antifreeze mixed with preferably distilled water ( usually a 50 / 50 mix , Ford states not to exceed 60 % antifreeze )
The intake manifold is where fuel and air are mixed on non fuel injected models. The air comes in and the fuel is droped by the carb. which then go to the cylinders. On fuel injected models, only air comes in the intake which then the computer takes over and the fuel is injected right in the cylinder. ( called port injection ) On throttle body models, both air and fuel are mixed in the intake, then off to the cylinder.
One gallon of antifreeze mixed with half water
No. The antifreeze has to be mixed with the water before the water freezes.
I have had antifreeze get into the engine oil when the engine blew a head gasket. A little bit of water or Antifreeze will not hurt anything.If it was 2 quarts then it would be A good idea to change the oil but 3 ounces is nothing to be conserensd about.
I believe that STRAIGHT antifreeze , not mixed with preferably distilled water , freezes at 7* Fahrenheit