THERE ARE TRACES OF OIL IN MY COOLANT MY CAR ...

  • Tiny
  • Anonymous
  • 1995 Mercedes Benz 280
  • 151,000 miles

There are traces of oil in my coolant my car smokes from under the hood and overheatswhat do I do. I have a new radiator replaced the thermostat and hoses do I need to replace the head gasket my car is not smoking from the tail pipe just burning oil and overheating with traces of oil in the coolant

Saturday, October 27th, 2012 AT 1:47 AM

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  • mhpautos
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You will have to get this diagnosed by a mechanic first hand, there are to may variables to make a fair assumption, if the oil trace is blackish it will be engine oil and more than likely a head problem, but this does really need to be investigated first hand.

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Sunday, October 28th, 2012 AT 2:51 AM

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