Mechanics

I HAVE AT WITH COOLANT THE IN THE OIL

1977 Fiat Spider

I have at 1977 fiat spider with coolant the in the oil its not a head gasket we just checked that could it be anything besides a cracked head or block? When we took off the exhaust manafold the coolant/oil leaked out of the second screw hole?
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Mycameron
October 9, 2011.



Screw hole leads to the water jacket. Your options are a cracked head or a cracked block. The third option, head gasket, you say you've ruled out.

Rivermikerat
Oct 9, 2011.
Sorry it was milky oil that came from the second bolt hole not coolant/oil could that change your previous response?

Tiny
Mycameron
Oct 9, 2011.
Nope. Milky oil-oily coolant=basically the same thing-Oil and coolant mixing. In my experience, there's only 4 ways that happens: 1: Blown head gasket.
2: Cracked head.
3: Cracked block.
4: Purposeful sabotage=someone pouring water into your crankcase or oil into your radiator.
Use a cooling system pressure tester on a warm engine. Pressurize the system to about 13-15 PSI. Listen for any hissing or bubbling sounds coming from the block. Use a piece of hose or a long piece of metal to help pinpoint the source of the bubbling.

Rivermikerat
Oct 9, 2011.
Is there anyway that a improperly installed water pump could create this problem im asking this because the guy I purchased it from installed one

Tiny
Mycameron
Oct 9, 2011.
I highly doubt it. Unless he really broke something bad while changing it.

Rivermikerat
Oct 9, 2011.
Alright well I have already taken the head off and im bringing that to autovalue tomorrow to see if its cracked so its too late to do the pressure test and if it is the head or if is the block do you know where I could find either and for about what price I live in red lake falls MN 56750 if you can find anything close to me thanx

Tiny
Mycameron
Oct 9, 2011.
Look in your local Yellow Pages under Auto Parts-Used and Auto Junkyards or Wreckers. Call around and tell them what you need when you find someone that has older Fiat parts. You have a Spider 124 or 124 Spider.

Rivermikerat
Oct 10, 2011.