It would most likely be the head gasket as there is water in the oil. The rings would lose compression.
Probably head gasket or cracked head or block.
Most likely the head gasket. For sure not the rings. If you have aluminum head and the engine has been overheated, then a cracked head is likely. Also there are some weird engines are out there. IE some of the GM Quad Four engines have a water pump that is driven by the timing chain. If the seal goes bad in that pump, then water will leak directly into the engine. btw, that particular water pump is probably the worst and hardest water pump replacement job known to cars.
Good Luck Rick
Blown head gasket
The oil dipstick has a small gasket at the bottom of the dipstick. Replace the gasket with a new one and the oil should stop leaking.
At the end of your dipstick female part (part that stays in engine when you chkng the oil) you have a small rubber seal.
ON a oil dipstick its a sure sign your head gasket is blown. I was lucky once on a camaro where it was just the intake head and not the cylinder head
When oil and water are combined in the engine it will form a white frothy mixture which will be evident on the dipstick. Definate indicator of a blown head-gasket
It's supposed to do that.
There are several possible indications of a blown head gasket: If the head gasket is blown between adjacent cylinders there will be poor or no compression in either cylinder. Poor compression in any cylinder can be caused by a blown head gasket. That condition can also be caused by a burned valve or piston. Coolant in the crank case can be caused by a blown head gasket. Compression in the coolant can be caused by a blown head gasket. An engine with a blown head gasket usually loses performance and runs poorly or not at all.
water mixed in oil, check dipstick, looks milky in color. quick overheating. visible leaks around head gasket.
ckeck the oil dipstick if the oil has a color like chocolate milk the oil has water/colant in it which means the head gasket is blown and its leakin water into the engine block
No, a normal tune up cannot cause a blown head gasket. A blown head gasket normally is caused by an engine overheating or by a defect in the gasket or head. If it happened right after a tune-up that is just a coincidence.
you probably have air in cooling system, which is probably caused by blown head gasket(s). Head gasket and intake gasket on these engines are notorious for failing.
Overheating can cause this. Air bubbles escaping from the radiator is caused by a blown head gasket.
water in the oil. cracked head maybe or it could be just the head gasket
Most likely blown head gasket but for some reason you have water or coolant in your oil
had a 95 3.1L V6 Lumina that would lose AF as well. Maybe your intake manifold gasket or head gasket are going bad. If there is unusual stuff on the oil fil cap or dipstick you have a gasket leak.
Could be a number of things, the thremostat could be stuck shut, preventing coolant flowing through the radiator. It could also be the head gasket (check for coolant loss and mayonaise like gunge under filler cap and on dipstick). COuld also be an airlock or blockage in the cooling system.
sounds like a blown head gasket to me
gasket wears out in time. leaking coolant is the result of a bad gasket not the cause of it.
Look near the spark plugs on the front of the engine. Just to the left and below the oil fill cap on the valve cover.
this is caused by a bad head gasket
antifreeze leaking into the engine base. a cracked clyd. head or blown head gasket is probable cause
It's not impossible, but more likely caused by a head gasket.
Most likely your head gasket failed and left for too long which caused the heads to warp and need to be resurfaced to put on a new gasket.
whistling noise from engine will be caused by a leaky gasket,sucking air. this is usually the intake manifold gasket
Pan gasket, pump seal or detent/dipstick "o" rings likely culprits. Clean with carb cleaner or similar & see where it is coming from. If you change pan gasket, might as well change fluid/filter.