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2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 4MATIC Question: what cause the oil go into the coolant system?

 

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nguytuy83, Saint Paul, MN, February 02, 2011, 11:51
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there are oil in the coolant reservoir. what can cause that? could it be the oil filter housing? cause there is a oil cooler attach.

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    badbadlee from Lee's Auto Care, February 02, 2011, 12:15
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    WELL MANY POSS CAUSES BUT THE MAIN ONE THAT COMES TO MIND IS POSS HEAD GASKET BLOWN NOT POSITIVE ON THIS MODEL BUT COULD HAVE OIL COOLER SYST

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    Holland Service Inc (6 Answers) , Burlingame, CA - (650) 343-4235
    Holland Service February 02, 2011, 13:20
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    could be, also could be a damaged head gasket. pressure test system and observe and repair as needed

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    October 17, 2011, 10:03
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    It could caused by the bad radiator. There are two compartments in the radiator, one for cooling the for antifreeze and another for transmission fluid. The the wall breaches, trans fluid and antifreeze mixes. Just like you have oil in the antifreeze tank, I am sure trans oil also has antifreeze mixed in it. It could also causes bad trans shifting.

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