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

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.

by in Bellevue, WA on August 10, 2013
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ANSWER by on August 10, 2013
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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ANSWER by on August 11, 2013
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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ANSWER by on August 11, 2013
Possible intake gasket leak, very possible!!
COMMENT by on August 11, 2013
When pigs fly and hell freezes over.
COMMENT by on August 11, 2013
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.