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Old 01-08-2007, 12:21 PM   #41
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Agreed...not sure where the other Bill is going with run it for a while. If the oil level looks high, then water is in the oil pan. If not.. I'm pretty sure you are burning coolant at a darn fast clip.

Either way. I'm worried and it'* not my car.
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Ok, ran to the gas stationa nd came right back, the oil level seems rather high I checked it with the car running, but looks normal. The oil is up to where the stick has that curve in it. Way WAY to high in my opinion. Seems kind of thin also. I removed the cap and nothing milky, so I guess thats somewhat good. So what should I do next?
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Drain the oil, and buy new upper and lower intake gaskets.

It'* time to dig in and do it extremely soon. Right now you have pumped water into your motors bearings and need the gaskets fixed and a fresh oil change.

Change with cheap crap oil and cheap filter. Then run it about 30 minutes at most and change the oil again.

Personally, I'd change the oil 2-3 times right away to ensure all the water is out of the system.

What is happening is your lower intake gasket has failed and your coolant is dumping into the oil pan.
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This sucks
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Ok my dumbarce checked the oil with the car running, and the guy thats here with me was like no...your level will be high if u check it running. So i went out, he came with me, my oil level is normal. He pulled off the cap, and said that there is a little bit of moisture on the underside of the cap, and that the oil is contaminated sightly right now, and that there definetly is an issue and will be a major problem. So...looks like I have some money to save...
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My level is low if I check it while running because oil will be up in the heads and what not instead of sitting in the pan.
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My level is low if I check it while running because oil will be up in the heads and what not instead of sitting in the pan.
However dripping back down etc will frequently put it up on the dipstick.
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That guy at the gas station was absolutely wrong. Your oil level will be lower if you check it while the engine is running, like John said, the oil is up in the engine instead of in the oil pan. I always check mine about 15 minutes (at the minimum) after the engine has been shut off, and the engine is warm. Do take Willwren'* advice about gettingi the LIM gaskets changed. Even if that isn't the problem (but it probably is) it'* worth it because it WILL happen sooner or later. I just went through this on my brother'* 00 SLE with 75k miles and the gaskets were destroyed by that mileage. His car also went through the resevoir and entire radiator in less than 50 miles! You may want to get the car towed to a shop as to not run the motor if there is coolant in the oil. I may be wrong, but I think coolant/water is more dense than oil, and that is why your oil pressure may be so high.
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The reason I said to run it first was to stir it up a bit. If the car has been sitting, the oil and water may have seperated.
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The reason I said to run it first was to stir it up a bit. If the car has been sitting, the oil and water may have seperated.
Good thought. My push was to look at level in the pan. If the coolant went in then the level would be high.
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