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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Question: coolant in oil

 

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Roland, V8, Holly, MI, February 07, 2009, 10:34
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can this be caused by an intake leak.

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    Russ February 08, 2009, 17:51
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    Yes, a leaking intake manifold gasket can cause coolant to leak in to the crankcase and mix with the oil on the 5.0L and 5.7L V8 engines.

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    Visitor, June 19, 2010, 05:34

    If it is a 5.3 liter it can also be caused by a cracked head. From 99-06 in the 5.3 liter engines GM outsourced the heads to a company called Castech. These engines had a casting flaw which was known for cracks and or blown head gasket.

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