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Old 12-23-2009, 01:06 AM   #1
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Since I need a new LIM gasket 4-6 hours labor to do this bad boy, how do I know if the oil and coolant have mixed, because I heard this is a bad thing, and the motor is basically history at that point. Is there an easy way to tell, and how quickly should I get this fix done?
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If the oil looks milky, or foamy you have coolant in your oil.
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not necissarily history depends on how bad

pull the dip stick if it looks like chocolate milk the it'* mixed but usually if your LIM goes then it'* going into the cylinders and getting burt up then sent out the exhaust
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Get that LIM fixed, and change your oil.
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Going on what Mike1995 said, DO NOT start the engine until you change the oil, when I took my LIM off to supercharge it I had a ton of coolant in the oil pan, if you don't your repair list will start all over again with a new engine
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Total LIM gasket failure is extremely uncommon. The more common issue that can kill a motor effects the non-supercharged motor. It'* upper manifold ruptures. Depending on how it'* handled..it can kill. Being charged, you should be pretty safe. A small amount of condensation is normal as the weather changes from warm to cold.
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