Oil is getting into my Coolant. on 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

I went to change my oil yesterday and realized i was about 2 quarts low. Then when i looked in the coolant reservoir I noticed it was real oily. I stuck a screw driver in it just to see and it seems to be oil. I dont know if my Manifold gasket is the issue?

by in Sharon, PA on July 07, 2014
1 answer 6 comments
ANSWER by on July 07, 2014
Possible engine oil cooler ruptured.
COMMENT by on July 08, 2014
it doesnt have a oil cooler. i only have the 2 tranny lines going to radiator. Wouldnt there be 2 lines for the oil cooler going to other side of the radiator?
COMMENT by on July 08, 2014
Sorry that one has an external oil cooler, cooled by ambient air. Some other GM engines have the cooler in the engine valley under the intake that rupture, some V6 Cadillacs.
COMMENT by on July 09, 2014
Any other suggestions?
COMMENT by on July 09, 2014
Been really busy with diagnostics on many other cars this week. Trying to consider other options when time permits.
COMMENT by on August 04, 2014
fixed it was intake manifold gaskets
COMMENT by on August 06, 2014
Usually coolant in the oil with intake gaskets. Glad you found it.
Related Items:
My 2000 Monte Carlo is using about a gallon a week of coolant. The tech at my oil change place said the leak is around my "freezer plug" and suggested adding some of that "stop leak" stuff, but I h...
it is not wet up by the dash board but on the floor boards both front and back the seal around the doors are fine and the door shuts fine also has not been a wreck the window was up have not used a...