There are quite a few possibilities when the head gasket blows. In one scenario the exhaust gases will leak into the crankcase causing elevated pressure and the pressurized exhaust gas will take oil vapor out through the main bearing seals since the main bearing seals are not designed to operate under that kind of pressure.
it could possibly have either a blown head gasket or intake manifold gaskets leaking
Possible cracked block or a blown head gaskets.
You cannot repair a blown head gasket, you must remove the heads and replace the gasket.
in the exhaust possibly but in the cabin more often means leaking heater core.
Blown head gastet, radiator leaking, thermostat needs to be replaced Blown head gastet, radiator leaking, thermostat needs to be replaced
Yes, a test strip is available that determines whether there is carbon monoxide in the coolant. If a headgasket is leaking the carbon monoxide from the combustion process will build up in the coolant. That simple test will determine if the head gasket is leaking.
The 1996 Saturn more likely has a blown head gasket. The gaskets will give this problem. If the head is in doubt it can be checked for warpage.
I'm assuming your grand am has a 3400 v6 which are known for intake and head gaskets leaking. so its possible that one of those gaskets are leaking so bad that coolant is leaking from intake/heads down onto your valvetrain and then down into your oil pan. more than likely its your intake gaskets leaking.
Blown head gasket or cracked head or both are a good bet.
if it has a sweet smell its antifreeze, heads or head gaskets are leaking/blown no cheap fix be sure to have heads pressure tested at a reputable machine shop
Your head gaskets are blown. sorry to be the barrer of bad news.
Blown head gaskets.
No It's not very common.
Remove the head, Grind it flat and replace it using a new gasket.
MLS head gaskets or o-ring the block/head
YES. The intake gaskets have NOTHING to do with the head gaskets. It is a very common problem that the intake gaskets blow. It is not common for the head gaskets to leak unless the engine was over heated, and I mean HOT.
Head gaskets can't be repaired. If they fail they have to be replaced.
blown motor .probably blown head gaskets or a cracked head with water on the cylinders causing hydraulic lock.
The 3.8 GM V6 is prone to blown intake gaskets much more than blown head gaskets. The blown intake gasket causes a loss of coolant which in turn causes overheating and a blown head gasket. The problem exists with most 2000 to 2003 vehicles equipped with the 3.8 Liter V6. There were defects in the upper intake manifold gasket, throttle body nuts, and the throttle body gasket.
Blown head gasket.
you probably have a blown head gasket
Its a strong indication of a blown head gasket
head gaskets are probably bad and leaking oil onto crossover pipe .
i was told that they do, except for the 3.1 definitely the 3.4