coolant in oil

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  1. eric6040

    eric6040 Bobtail Member

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    What would cause coolant/water in my oil?
     
  2. "semi" retired

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    Hi eric, this comes up more in summer. Head gasket, cracked block or head(s) or oil cooler. I'd probably start with the oil cooler. I've used a product called "Mend-Tite" block sealer many times with great results( available at Bumper to Bumper). It's kind of a band-aid on a much more serious repair, but if you catch it early, it can buy you a little time. If the oil is that milky glop on the dipstick, it might be too late for "Mend-Tite". Good luck.
     
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  3. paul_4lp

    paul_4lp Road Train Member

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    Don't know ....over heating/ blown head?
     
  4. Dakota1358

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    Oil cooler is a probably your issue on this.Just recently had mine replaced.Make sure they flush the system multiple times to clear out all the sludge as it has a tendency to stick in the hoses and heater core and such.
     
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    that could be a bad air compressor. had same prob years ago coolant in oil. compressor head was bad.
     
  7. eric6040

    eric6040 Bobtail Member

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    The oils not milky on the dipstick but I saw today a Little yellow condensation on the oil cap
     
  8. eric6040

    eric6040 Bobtail Member

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    I just changed my oil cooler a few weeks ago now I'm adding about 5 to 7 gallons of water to my radiator a day
     
  9. eric6040

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    How can you tell if that would be the problem How would I test it?
     
  10. Dakota1358

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    You know I read it wrong.Coolant in oil could be a compressor or head gasket.If you're not getting a milkshake looking sludge on your dipstick its not a bad leak.Just a bit on your fill cap could just be condensation from idling too much sometimes the engine temp doesn't get hot enough to burn any condensation out of the oil.As far as adding 5 to 7 gallons a day you might want to just turn that truck in.You could be leaking coolant into a cylinder and burning it off but 5 to 7 gallons I'm thinking would be the making of a blown engine.
     
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