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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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What causes oil and water mix in the radiator?

Blown Head Gasket

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.

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.

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 will happen when radiator has a crack?

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

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

Would a bad oil cooler put oil in the radiator?


Why is there oil in the water of my v6 commodore?

oil in the radiator water is normally caused by a faulty inlet manifold gasket.

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.

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