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11-26-03, 01:54 PM   #1  
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oil in the radiator

i have a 1993 grand prix with a 3100 motor.two weeks ago the oil and antifreez was fine now there is oil in the radiator.could there be a bad intake gasket or head gasket? theres no antifreez in the oil. temperature is good. engine runs good

 
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11-26-03, 03:49 PM   #2  
Check the tranmission fluid level. I have seen where the transmisison cooler may develop a crack and bleed some fluid into the cooling system. Trans pressure operates at a greater level than the cooling system so there's probably not a risk of getting coolant in the transmission. Keep an eye on the fluid level. If it was engine oil, you would probably be having a driveability problem by now.

 
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11-26-03, 06:37 PM   #3  
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the motor oil was about two quarts low and it never used any oil before.

 
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11-26-03, 10:34 PM   #4  
How much oil is in the radiator? Typically if there is a problem, the oil shows up in the overflow jug. If the transcooler had a leak, it would show up as strawberry milkshake, snotty stuff in the coolant, very unattractive stuff. Either case would be a rare occurance for this model.

 
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11-27-03, 05:46 AM   #5  
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theres is a good bit in the resivor.it looks more like chocalate milk shake.

 
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11-27-03, 09:30 AM   #6  
Sounds like a possible blown head gasket. Time to get a compression and leak down test.
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