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1992-1999 Series I L27 (1992-1994 SE,SLE, SSE) & Series II L36 (1995-1999 SE, SSE, SLE) and common problems for the Series I and II L67 (all supercharged models 92-99) Including Olds 88's, Olds LSS's and Buick Lesabres Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

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Old 05-09-2004, 12:35 PM   #11
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wait so u r sayin i have a blown head gasket if its in the coolant?
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Most likely, if you can park it, get the parts, and spend a day fixing them, you'll be fine. I bet your car runs like *** now too...
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here r the pics i took with the phone of my intake and oil and coolant reservior and the dip stick any ideas?
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All red X'* kenn, Hope you the best.
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wait so u r sayin i have a blown head gasket if its in the coolant?
I is very possible that you could have a leak from an oil passage into the coolant through a head gasket even if you don't have water in your oil.
How does the engine run? Have you lost compression? Even if it'* running well and you have compression, if you caught it early, it could be just the start of bad gasket with a small oil leak into the coolant.
Be prepared to go all the way to the heads, if you start the job yourself. It'* not that much more work to take off the heads once everything else is stripped off. It all just takes time. Better you spend the time with your own cheap labour, than fork over big bucks for a dealer to do.
I will give you a chance to clean things up and maybe even upgrade while you're at it.
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Kenn, did you tell them about the overheating 1st? Did you ge t the thermostat?
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i wouldnt drive it if you are worried about being the head gasket it can turn into a way bigger problem
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Kenn, did you tell them about the overheating 1st? Did you ge t the thermostat?


It probably is your head gasket.
Exactly how hot did it get ...and for how long
Now you know what happens if you continue to drive when the engine temp. gauge is trying to tell you....stop...stop...right ***kin now
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Kenn, did you tell them about the overheating 1st? Did you ge t the thermostat?


It probably is your head gasket.
Exactly how hot did it get ...and for how long
Now you know what happens if you continue to drive when the engine temp. gauge is trying to tell you....stop...stop...right ***kin now

he was telling me this before everything else happned. he told me it was the thermostat and his fan stopped working or something.
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like I told him previously, hes not for sure it is oil in the coolant resivor. After a long time coolant can oxidize and get a icky brown color if he drained his coolant and had no separation it probably doesnt have a head gasket leak, but if there is oil/coolant separation then its most likely head gasket leak.

But if you look at cars with lack of maintence the coolant resivors tend to have that brownish color in the there.
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