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Oil in coolant resevoir
« on: January 03, 2010, 09:16:23 PM »
My son's 1996 Gt has oil that is getting into the cooling system, We flushed the system and after a while it came back. During oil changes there is no evidence
of oil in the pan so i don't think it has to do with the headgasket, has anyone
had to deal with this problem and if so WHAT THE HECK is it. Thanks for any replys.

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Re: Oil in coolant resevoir
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2010, 01:36:29 PM »
i had that happen on a 5.0 and it was the head gasket. it blew between an oil passage and the water jacket (not the typical blown head gasket, no loss in compression)  also check to see if the collant smells like gas or exhaust. 

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Re: Oil in coolant resevoir
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2010, 03:27:10 PM »
The only way oil can get into the cooling system is with a blown head gasket. 

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Re: Oil in coolant resevoir
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2010, 08:53:25 PM »
With a blown head gasket, would'nt there be coolant in the oil pan?

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Re: Oil in coolant resevoir
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2010, 03:23:26 PM »
not nessacerally, if you blow it on the pressure side of the oil passages you will get oil into the radiator due to the pressuer differance. and if you blow it on the return (low pressure side) then you will get collant into the oil pan.   there are a lot of different ways you can blow a head gasket.   and of course there is the cracked block also......   lets just hope that you do not have that.

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Re: Oil in coolant resevoir
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2010, 04:33:34 PM »
I thought about a cracked block, but didn't want to mention it because that is a rare case, and only in cold weather where the coolant is not exact to standards.  At any rate, the car needs to be taken into a Ford mechanic to decifer the problem. 

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Re: Oil in coolant resevoir
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2010, 08:30:35 PM »
Thanks for the post's guys, My son went by the local Ford dealer and they seem to agree with what ya'll are saying. I don't think it's a cracked block though because the car has never been overheated and we don't quite get that cold down here, of course except for this week. Somebody needs to let Al Gore know that his concept of global warming is crap. LOL

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Re: Oil in coolant resevoir
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2010, 09:13:05 PM »
Al Gore has been told that many times by people who are in the know.  He needs to take that trophy and shove it where the sun doesn't shine. 

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Re: Oil in coolant resevoir
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2010, 06:29:08 PM »
al gore   =   "man-bear-pig"

 

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