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HEAD GASKET ISSUES?

1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass

Engine Performance problem
1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 100000 miles

my car is running " rough" and recently started stalling sometimes when backing up (usually uphill). I topped off fluids today while under hood and saw " milkshake-like" residue on and around cap for coolant resevoir. Something tells me oil is mixing with coolant here - leaking head gasket? Does this sound right and is it a pain in the @#* to replace on this car?
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Kkirbyrocks
July 28, 2008.



Sounds like a head gasket issue indeed or a warped head or even a cracked block.

It is not only a pain in the ass on your car, but on any vehicle that needs the headgasket to be changed.

Just very labor intensive, not too hard just very lengthy.

Blackop555
Jul 28, 2008.