Antifreeze and Engine Coolant

You have taken apart a motor for a 1996 SL Saturn The oil was leaking into the antifreeze Does this sound like you need a new head?

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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.

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