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1990 Chevrolet G Series Van (G20) Question: Have Anti-Freeze in oil pan, No white smoke what could be wrong?

 

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wildfireajg, 5.7L V8, Bellevue, WA, August 10, 2013, 21:52
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Engine won't start, anti-freeze in the oil pan no white smoke.
how can I tell if it is just head gasket or if it is something worse? 1989 Chevy G-20 Van.

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    August 10, 2013, 23:04
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    do a compression test on all cylinders and get the cooling system pressure tested from there you will know if blown head gasket.

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    August 11, 2013, 03:40
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    A head problem is bad enough. The van is almost 14 years old. Do you really want to spend the amount of money to fix this van? I think not. Time to move on and look for another van.
    The repair will easily cost at least $1,000 or more.

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    August 11, 2013, 11:33
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    Possible intake gasket leak, very possible!!

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    PARTS GUY, August 11, 2013, 12:26
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    When pigs fly and hell freezes over.

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    pushrod, August 11, 2013, 12:40
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    That time has come to pass, fixed a pile of them! For real. Especially on a pushrod engine! It's the most common cause in fact! Head gasket will steam from exhaust and/or pressurize cooling system, think about for awhile.

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