OIL IN COOLANT

  • Tiny
  • Kurt Bechle
  • FORD PROBE

My 1989 Ford Probe 4 cylinder with 183K miles appears to have oil in the coolant. There is no evidence of coolant in the oil. An analysis of the exhaust shows a clean burn. There is a leak that appears in the vicinity of the connection of the lower hose to the block after the engine cools but not when it is hot. I am loosing a quart of oil every 1500 miles with no evidence of burning or leaking other than the oily coolant leak. Is there a place where the oil and coolant passages are in close proximity and could crossover? When running, the oil runs at a higher pressure than the coolant but when shut off the oil pressure drops to zero and the coolant stays pressurized until cool down. Wouldn’t this cause a reverse flow?
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Saturday, July 21st, 2007 AT 10:44 AM

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  • Tiny
  • Jack42
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Does your car have an oil cooler? These are the most commonn place to get oil in the coolant. If not then it could have a bad head/head gasket causing it or worst case a cracked block

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Sunday, July 22nd, 2007 AT 7:25 AM

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