Last post on Aug 03, 2011 at 9:24 AM
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Oldsmobile Silhouette, Auto Repair, Engine, Heating / Cooling, Oil, Van
#1 of 3 Oil in the Coolant, NOT Coolant in the Engine?
Jul 29, 2011 (6:08 pm)
GM 3.4 Engine, 142,000 miles, Silhouette 2002
Noticed temperature going up on the red, stopped and parked within 300 yards. Never turned the engine since. All happened 4 days ago.
Under the hood:
The extended coolant reservoir and the radiator are full of oil.
Oil dipstick shows panty of (synthetic) oil in the engine. It is clean - not "gray", "whitish" or cloudy.
Before the accident, I was driving much uphill, a day before going in the mountain up to 30 degrees carrying 5 people.
No previous repairs, no gaskets, no any engine trouble.
Any observations, suggestions, ideas?
Thank you and God bless!
#2 of 3 Re: Oil in the Coolant, NOT Coolant in the Engine? [edmundscom21]
Jul 30, 2011 (6:52 am)
Had the same problems many years ago with a Fiat 131 and a few years later with a Nissan Stanza. In both cases it was a head gasket.
#3 of 3 Re: Oil in the Coolant, NOT Coolant in the Engine? [rockmobile]
Aug 03, 2011 (9:24 am)
thank you for your feedback!