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Old 11-28-2011, 02:22 PM
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Somethings not right.

So today I check my coolant reservoir tank and found a thick black substance in it resembling oil =\. I really don't wanna jump to conclusion, but I am fearing the worst.

My other symptoms are leaking coolant, which can be seen under my car when she's sitting on an incline hill. Very rough idle and as of recently she's been dying when idling.

Drivability hasn't been greatly affected, but I am throwing a blinking CEL for misfires on all cylinders.

Anyone have any ideas?
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Old 11-28-2011, 02:36 PM
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Re: Somethings not right.

Should also mention that my oil levels themselves are relatively fine. A little on the lower side but nothing alarming, but my engine is shaking and rumbling something fierce :'(.
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Re: Somethings not right.

sounds like a headgasket to me
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Old 11-28-2011, 03:06 PM
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Re: Somethings not right.

Should probably get a new motor. Honestly..
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Re: Somethings not right.

Here is a helpful answer, do a compression test.
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Re: Somethings not right.

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Drivability hasn't been greatly affected, but I am throwing a blinking CEL for misfires on all cylinders.
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Re: Somethings not right.

Got a question thats COMPLETELY unrelated but.....is ur avatar vivi from ff9? Lol
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Re: Somethings not right.

step 1) take rad cap off, see what the coolant looks like; bright green, or choco milk.

step 2) drain oil, see what it looks like; normal oil, or choco milk.
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step 1) take rad cap off, see what the coolant looks like; bright green, or choco milk.

step 2) drain oil, see what it looks like; normal oil, or choco milk.
No matter if it looks like ecto cooler or choco milk, don't drink it.
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Re: Somethings not right.

mehhhh, debatable. i've ingested my fair-share of auto fluids, and i'm perfectly fine.....


























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Here is a helpful answer, do a compression test.
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step 1) take rad cap off, see what the coolant looks like; bright green, or choco milk.

step 2) drain oil, see what it looks like; normal oil, or choco milk.
^^^ sums up what to do next.



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Re: Somethings not right.

Yeah head gasket or block or head a little warped..
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Re: Somethings not right.

here's another thing. solid CEL = seething wrong but nothing alarming. blinking = do not drive at all
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Lol yes it is. I'll be doing a compression test tomorrow to see what it shows. Coolant is solid green but the reservoir is caked with oil =\.
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Take off the oil filler cap and peak in there with a flash light.
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Take off the oil filler cap and peak in there with a flash light.
I replaced my Cylinder head seal recently and my oil looked just fine.
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Cylinder head seal? Is that the head gasket? It mean's the same thing technically. You know, it's not impossible that the head or the gasket wasn't installed properly. Copper gaskets are a pain in the ass to seal, even if it's not one of those, not properly cleaning off the remnants of the old gasket and improper torque specs can lead to these types of problems.
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head should be always machined if you open it
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Cylinder head seal? Is that the head gasket? It mean's the same thing technically. You know, it's not impossible that the head or the gasket wasn't installed properly. Copper gaskets are a pain in the ass to seal, even if it's not one of those, not properly cleaning off the remnants of the old gasket and improper torque specs can lead to these types of problems.
I'm sorry I meant valve cover gasket.
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