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Would oil in your radiator be a sign of a cracked head gasket if so would the engine need to be completely replaced?

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2006-03-24 04:51:36
2006-03-24 04:51:36

it could be the sign of a blown head gasket or a cracked cylinder head provided its engine oil in your radiator , if you have an automatic tranmission there is an oil cooler built into the readiator , make sure that its oil or transmission fluid before you go making a repair- if in doubt get a reputable shop to diagnose it . on your own usually either the transmission or the engine will loose fluid , whichever one is leaking - also carefully look for signs that the coolant is not going into either the engine or transmission because that is a bigger problem than the oil in the coolant . whatever you find make usee you clean the radiator with a good cleaning product so that your radiator works efficiently , lots of them on the market today but be careful as many vehicles today have aluminum or plastic radiators and the cleaners used on the old copper radiators will turn a plastic/aluminum radiator into a sprinkling can The engine would not need to be replaced unless it has been ruined by the coolant getting into the engine and ruining it . If its not knocking and you dont have low oil pressure youre probably ok . Time is a real enemy on thsse repairs so get right on it

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