coolant in oil

Discussion in 'Gordon' started by eric6040, Jul 22, 2014.

  1. "semi" retired

    "semi" retired Road Train Member

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    Wow, 5-7 gallons a day is crazy. Someone else wrote in about 1-2 gallons a day. Going thru that much coolant, you'd think white smoke would be coming out the stack. If it's your truck, and the oil isn't getting gloppy, I'd try 2 bottles of Mend-Tite. It's not the old "black pepper" stuff of old, it's actually a pretty high tech product. It's worked for me several times, matter of fact, a trucker turned me on to it. Not sure how it works, actually, something about remaining liquid while it's in the coolant, and when it goes through the leak, it solidifies, and it never plugged my heater core, like the old sealers used to. Be worth a try for $10 bucks.
     
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    [QUOTE="semi" retired;4148410]Wow, 5-7 gallons a day is crazy. Someone else wrote in about 1-2 gallons a day. Going thru that much coolant, you'd think white smoke would be coming out the stack. If it's your truck, and the oil isn't getting gloppy, I'd try 2 bottles of Mend-Tite. It's not the old "black pepper" stuff of old, it's actually a pretty high tech product. It's worked for me several times, matter of fact, a trucker turned me on to it. Not sure how it works, actually, something about remaining liquid while it's in the coolant, and when it goes through the leak, it solidifies, and it never plugged my heater core, like the old sealers used to. Be worth a try for $10 bucks.[/QUOTE]
    I was loosing 1 to 2 gallons before i change my oil cooler and was told to use stop leak. So I did and it helped for a minute until I put the new cooler that's when I start adding more water. I pull the oil pan down and found a leak coming from the #2 piston. Do you think the mendtight would be able to help for now? Where do I go from here? The white smoke started yesterday.
     
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    Wow, that sounds like a lot, even for mend-tite. Probably a head gasket, although, I've heard of Cat motors with bad heads a lot. Time for the pro's ,I think.
     
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    [QUOTE="semi" retired;4148984]Wow, that sounds like a lot, even for mend-tite. Probably a head gasket, although, I've heard of Cat motors with bad heads a lot. Time for the pro's ,I think.[/QUOTE]
    Thank you my friend you helped me alot
     
  5. combo7

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    Hi Eric I know this is an old post but I’m curious as of how it turn out ?
     
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