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Bad Head Gasket. See a mechanic ASAP..

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Q: Why would there be oil in the radiator and no water in it?
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Your radiator has brownish orange oily gunk in it what is it?

It means that your engine oil is mixing in with your radiator fluid. You probably have water in your oil too. I would take it in and have it fixed.

What causes oil and water mix in the radiator?

Blown Head Gasket

Wot would happen if you put engine oil in a car radiator?

the thick liquid would plug your radiator and ruin your water pump. and destroy your engine.

In a 93 Olds Silhouette what would cause there to be oil in the water but no water in the oil?

if this vehicle is automatic,the most likely cause would be the transmission fluid cooler. it is a tank inside the radiator that cools the transmission fluid. if by any reason the tank leaks it would contaminate your water/coolant/antifreeze. answer a cracked head will allow oil into water jacket in head, going from there thru to radiator if it was a bad head gasket, u would have water in oil instead

Water pump leak oil in radiator?

You did not say what you are working on, YEAR AND ENGINE SIZE. But in most cases or designs the water pump can not leak oil into the coolant. The water pump has nothing to do with the engine oil. Does the engine have a engine oil cooler on it ? That would be 2 oil lines just above the oil filter that runs down the side of the engine oil pan a go to the radiator. There are tubes inside of the radiator that oil flows through and they are none to leak oil into the engine coolant that's inside of the RADIATOR. If they are leaking then REPLACE RADIATOR. BUT like I said I don't know what you are working on. Would like to help you with your problem, But need more INFO. NEUTZ.

My'95 Saturn SC1 was overheating all the oil was in the radiator no water was in the oil I flushed it however the oil continues to build in the radiator Is this a head gasket problem?

sounds like you have a cracked head or cracked block.however, i would check to make sure it is not transmission oil and thereby ruling out a radiator problem

Why is there water from my radiator in my oil and oil in my water in the radiator?

You have a blown headgasket or cracked cylinder head/engine block. It can also be a leak at the oil cooler. Its at the oil filter mounting, check that 1st.

What happens when putting oil in the radiator system?

(Oil floats) mostly mixes with the water forming emulsion which clogs the radiator.

What would cause there to be oil in the radiator but not water in the oil?

Pressurized oil lines go from the block through to the head. If the head gasket is leaking at that point and allowing a small amount of pressurized oil to seep between the line and the coolant jacket you could get oil in the radiator. Another possibility is that perhaps someone used water pump lubricant which is nothing more than an emulsified oil (oil blended with water). Over time the oil can separate from the coolant and that might be all you're seeing, especially if it isn't much oil. If it's RED oil it could be comming from the transmission cooler line. That runs through one of the radiator tanks and if the transmission line is leaking you could certainly get oil in the radiator... but it' would be red.

What will happen when radiator has a crack?

If it is a water-filled or oil-filled radiator, it will leak fluid.

What does oil in a radiator of a 89 Honda Accord mean?

If its engine oil I would say head gasket or cracked head. Also check under the oil fill cap for a milky color. You can also run the car a few minutes remove the radiator cap see if it smells like gas . Most shops use what they call a sniffer but, Ive found that I can smell the exhaust in the radiator. More than likely head gasket answer is the car automatic? if it is , have your radiator checked to see if transmission fluid is leaking into radiator from oil tank at bottom of radiator if it is engine oil and not transmission oli, you have a cracked head allowing oil to seep into the water chamber a bad head gasket allows water into engine oil, not oil into water

Would a bad oil cooler put oil in the radiator?


Why is there oil in the radiator but the engine oil level has not gone down nor has the transmission oil the radiator is also losing water but no water is in the oil or transmission?

How much oil is in the radiator? just a tiny amount or a good thick layer? It's possible that they are leaking in to each other, but the sealed nature of the radiator means that the levels stay about the same in both systems, they just exchange fluids. If there is water in th oil system it may not be present when you inspect the filler cap as water has greater density than oil and would therefore be at the bottom of your oil tank. It may be worth draining your oil tank and checking for water in the oil as it exits through the sump drain valve. Alternatively take your car in for a service including an oil & filter change (not expensive) and ask them to check for leaks while they're doing the change. Whatever the outcome, it's not good to have water in your oil system as this can cause problems, but it's not such a problem to have oil in the radiator. But always best to find the root cause just in case its something more serious.

Why is There is oil in your radiator water?

If your car has an oil cooler that's part of the radiator then the most probable reason would be that it's sprung a leak there. You may also have a blown head gasket, which is something that also can open up a connection between coolant flow and oil flow.

What are the symptoms of a cracked head gasket on a 05 ford f250?

Overheating, oil in the water of radiator, water in the oil. Less power.

Why would Oil be found in car radiator?

if you have tansmission cooling lines or oil cooling lines that go into the radiator, the cooler in side might have a hole in it.

What would cause oil in the radiator coolant?

blown head gasket....not good. Could b Transmission fluid because the transmission cooler is in the radiator-especially IF the water has a red tint 2 it,IF it has a automatic transmission.

Would your engine overheat because of transmission?

No an overheating engine will be due to leaking coolant, a faulty radiator, a faulty water pump, lack of oil or oil that needs to be changed

Will water get in your oil if you dont drain it before pulling off the head?

You probably will get some coolant in the engine oil. It would be best to drain the radiator and block before disassembly.

Why does oil pass into your 99 Taurus radiator?

The transmission oil cooler is located in the radiator. A leak that allows oil in the radiator will also allow coolant to enter the transmission doing great harm. Check the transmission , after driving and the oil is hot water vapor will come out of the dip stick tube.

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

Why would all the oil leak out of a car?

You have a leak and a large one. If you or a cheap store just changed oil, then they may not have attached the Oil Filter or the Oil Pan Plug correctly. If you leave off an O-ring or don't lube the gasket on the oil filter, then it could leak. Generally this will not leak very fast. The oil pan plug is at the bottom of the oil system and it would leak out all of the oil. Check your radiator water. Sometimes an engline will leak oil into the coolant system and it will be carried to your radiator. This will turn the water a chocolate milk color.

Why would a 03 Impala turn off while in park?

you might need to check the water in the batter, engine coolant, radiator, oil.

Would a blown head gasket cause your radiator to leak?

no it shouldn't but you will be losing water, and more than likely will be getting into the engine oil.

You are not able to find a leak from your engine coolant on your Oldsmobile aurora1997 After you run it for awhile ten miles or more it runs hot and it runs low on engine coolant After you run the car?

check oil for water and radiator for oil, if engine oil has water miced with it ,the oil will be milky looking same does for radiator