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1995 Chevrolet Impala SS Question: OIL IN THE COOLANT

 

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gonzilla, Fresno, CA, July 07, 2009, 15:08
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WHEN I CHECKED MY OIL TODAY IT WAS BONE DRY. SO I ADDED FOUR QUARTS. THAN AN HOUR OR SO LATER I CHECK THE WATER COOLANT AND IT LOOKED LIKE MUDD. ALL OF MY OIL WENT IN TO MY ENGINE COOLANT

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, July 07, 2009, 23:21
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    Has your engine been over heating? Was it the coolant in the expansion tank that looked like mud, or the coolant in the radiator itself? Does the engine run poorly?
    Four quarts of oil is too much for the engine to have to have added. The engine must be leaking oil internally, externally, or "burning" oil. It is usually water that mixes with the oil rather than oil mixing with the coolant when the head gasket blows. It sounds like your car is not drivable and needs to be checked out by a mechanic as soon as possible but in the meantime do not drive it have it towed as driving it further may do expensive damage.

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    Visitor, April 01, 2010, 22:34

    I also have 95 impala ss that I had the same problem with some were along the line you put the wrong antifreeze in the car . You have to flush your radiator and only add the orange antifreeze the car holds .

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    Visitor, July 11, 2010, 13:09

    I had the same problem it ended up being the oil cooler built into the factory radiator. The cooler ruptures sending oil into the cooling system. The water pump acts like a blender and instant milkshake! replace the radiator and t-stat flush the cooling system and I was good to go!

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