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1995 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Question: engine oil mixing

 

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cityilu5, 5.7L V8, Chicago, IL, September 16, 2013, 13:40
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changed oil and two days late checked it and on the dip stick I have a caramel milky substance that mixed with my oil. once the truck warms up the exhaust changes to a light gray...do I have a blown gasket?

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    Tbone1980 September 17, 2013, 03:32
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    yes, it sounds like head gasket has gone bad..

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    cityilu5, September 17, 2013, 10:02
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    Thanks Tbone I shall have it looked at. Im leaning towards the intake gasket myself but soon I shall know...

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    Tbone1980, September 17, 2013, 11:24
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    NO problem but, if your gonna go as far as the intake you probably should do the head gaskets as well for preventaive measures.

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    pushrod September 17, 2013, 03:45
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    YOU may need a mechanic to check this out hands on, before doing ANY wrench turning! Hard to beat hands/eyes on for true & accurate troubleshooting.

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    globalhelper September 19, 2013, 06:01
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    most likely intake leaking coolant unless you have overheated the eng

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