Oil and Oil Filters
Milky engine oil?
Asked in American Cars
Could a cracked radiator make the water go into the oil line and make the oil look milky?
A cracked radiator will NOT put water in the engine and make the oil milky. A bad head gasket WILL put water in the engine and make the oil look milky. That does not neccessarily mean you have a bad engine. Have someone fix or replace the radiator and replace the head gasket. It could be a good engine for a long time yet
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Asked in Oil and Oil Filters, Small Engines
Why does oil look milky in a 4 cycle small engine?
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Asked in Auto Parts and Repairs, Fuel and Engines, Heating AC and Engine Cooling, Antifreeze and Engine Coolant
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Asked in Oil and Oil Filters, Chemistry, Music Genres
How can you tell if there is water in your motor oil?
Check the oil on your dipstick. If the engine is warm, the oil level will be high and look milky or light brownish. If the engine is cold, the oil level will be high and you will be able to see water droplets on the end of the dipstick. If the oil is mixed with the water it will be grey. If not the water will be at the bottom.
What does it mean when your oil looks milky and motor is making noise?
Asked in Auto Parts and Repairs
Would a blown lower intake gasket create milky oil?
Asked in Chevy Silverado, Ford F-150
What does Brown milky oil in oil pan mean?
That means that there is engine coolant / antifreeze leaking into the engine and mixing with the engine oil. You must have an 1997---2000 modal V-8 or V-6 engine. It is very common for the intake gasket to leak coolant into the engine oil on those engines. Are you sure it did not freeze and crack the engine block ?? If you know that it had enough antifreeze in it not to freeze, Then you may get lucky and flush the engine oil and replace the oil filter several times AFTER you replace the intake gasket. OIL and ANTIFREEZE don't mix well and the antifreeze will destroy the engine BEARINGS.
Asked in Chrysler Pacifica
Why is there oil in your radiator on a Chrysler Pacifica?
Is it possible for a mechanic to tell if the head gasket is blown by simply smelling the engine?
What would cause engine oil to get milky brown in cold weather?
Asked in Auto Parts and Repairs, Emissions and Exhaust Systems, Oil and Oil Filters, Mufflers and Tailpipes
What does milky looking oil in engine with white steam from coming exhaust mean?
theres a very good chance that the engine has a blown head gasket. what is happening is the water cooling the engine is escaping past the head gasket & into the engine, mixing with the oil making it milky coloured. the water is also escaping into the cylinders, making the steam come from your exhaust, you may also have trouble when turning the engine over, with water building up in the cylinders when cooling down.
Asked in Mercury Mountaineer
What is the first thing to check if your 2000 mercury mountaineer is losing coolant and there is no external leaks?
I'm not a mechanic / technician but the first thing I would check is the engine oil ( see if the engine oil looks different than it does normally , milky looking maybe , or if the oil level has gone up ) that would indicate the engine coolant is leaking into the engine oil from perhaps a bad head gasket