2001 Chevy Monte Carlo

Tiny
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2001 Chevy Monte Carlo

I checked my car yesterday and found that the oil had water in it. I was told that its expensive to repair. The day before it was heating up and it didnt have no water, because its leaking somewhere. What is the cause of water going in where the oil is at? How much would it cost to repair it?
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Sunday, June 28th, 2009 AT 3:14 PM

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Tiny
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Cause is blown head gasket and it is a pricey job. Need to know engine size to give ball park est.
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Sunday, June 28th, 2009 AT 3:28 PM
Tiny
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From OP other thread

there are 2 V6 engines that could be in your car.
The 3.4 is known for leaking at the intake manifold gaskets.

And the 3.8 had a problem with the upper intake made out of plastic and would crack and leak.

The cost will depend on how much engine damage has been done.

If you're feeling lucky, you can do this.

Fix the water leak.
Drain the oil.
Put on new oil filter.
Fill engine with diesel fuel.
Unplug the fuse for the fuel pump.
Crank engine for 15 seconds and then stop for 5 minutes. Repeat 4 times.

Drain the diesel fuel and remove oil filter.

Now do a normal oil change.
Install fuel pump fuse and start engine.
**Stop if you hear any heavy knocking sounds**
let engine idle for 5 minutes.

Change oil and filter again.

Now you just have to drive the car and hope for the best.
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Sunday, June 28th, 2009 AT 5:09 PM
Tiny
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Thank you so much for ur help. I very much appreciate it. If I have another question I will for sure come back and ask.
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Sunday, June 28th, 2009 AT 5:20 PM

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