2000 Ford Explorer lots of coolant with the oil?

Tiny
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Hello, this question regards a 2000 ford explorer xls 4.0 sohc. I have lots of antifreeze that went in with my oil quickly, it was within 25 miles. Would this be my engine oil cooler?
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Monday, February 15th, 2010 AT 10:28 AM

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Tiny
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Chances are there is a head gasket leak. Complete a compression leak to see if there are any weak cylenders. Here is a how to:

http://www.2carpros.com/dia/how_to_check_compression.htm

let me know what you find. Also, remember if you have coolant mixing with the oil, it will cause bearing damage, so I don't recommend driving it like that.

Joe
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Wednesday, February 17th, 2010 AT 9:20 AM

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