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02-02-03, 06:37 PM   #1  
Coolant in Oil

1998 GMC Yukon V-8

On thursday I had the oil changed in my Yukon and then started on a 300 mile trip across state. During the trip I noticed my truck missing and being sluggish. After arriving at my destination the truck sat for apprx. 3-4 hours at which time I noticed a large pool of fluid under the truck. I checked the dip stick and noticed that the oil level was 2-3 inches above the rnage where it should be. I then called the shop where I had the oil changed done and they said I probably blew a head gasket and that the coolant had leaked into the engine. I checked the coolant resevior and it is dry. So I assume what they tell me is the case. Either a head gasket or intake(my regular mechanic told me these engines are bad about losing the intake gasket) Assuming this is the case and one of these 2 gaskets blew what kind of damage did I do to the engine after a 300 mile drive? What can I do to make sure that after I have the repair done that I remove all coolant residue? Thanks

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02-03-03, 01:45 AM   #2  
You don't mention the engine size, so I'll guess 350. Mileage?

I think you'll be fine after doing the repair and changing the oil and filter. Have the bearings checked if you are in doubt.

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