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1990 Geo Tracker Question: Oil in the water

 

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Dave gas, 1.6L 4 Cylinder, Sun Valley, NV, January 04, 2012, 19:44
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Replaced head gasket, flushed oil and water system. Checked daily everything ok. 5 days later oil level rose with water again .

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    seanevans January 04, 2012, 19:55
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    MAY HAVE A CRACKED HEAD IF YOU CHANGED THE GASKET ALREADY.. PULL THE HEAD AND HAVE A MACHINE SHOP CHECK IT FOR CRACKS

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, January 04, 2012, 20:43
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    Agree with Sean! How bad did the engine over heat/why was the head gasket initially replaced. Was the cylinder head checked for straightness initially and proper cylinder torquing sequences followed? Autozone have some popular workshop manuals for free on line once you register (for free) on their website http://bit.ly/autozone_repair_info. There is a company that independent auto repair shops get their information from, this same information is available inexpensively for people that work on their own cars.. The information is year make and model specific, covering repair procedures, torque specifications, fluid capacities and specifications, service bulletins, component locations, wiring diagrams ect.... Alldata is very easy to navigate http://bit.ly/AllData_Repair_Manuals_Online

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    Dave gas, January 04, 2012, 21:11
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    Thanks for the response. After I found water the first time I was just hoping it was a blown head gasket. I gave the head the best back yard look over I could. I just wanted a 2nd opinion.

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    MATCO57 January 04, 2012, 20:48
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    I'm not trying to be a smart ass, but this is why some repairs are best left to a professional.

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    Dave gas, January 04, 2012, 21:26
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    Ouch! Man that hurt. Your right I am not professional but, I am not an idiot nor am stranger to the internal combustion engine. My dad worked on engines all his life and still asked questions. I was just getting another opinion to back up my conclusion. And yes, you sounded really condescending.

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    done5620 September 29, 2013, 10:41
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    I found my 96 leaking water into the oil through a casting plug in the head. There are three. It wasn't rusted but appeared that it had lost it's seal after the engine was overheated due to a hole in the heater hole.I found it by pulling the valve cover and putting about 15psi on a full cooling system through the over flow hose.

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