Coolant in the engine and oil everywhere

Tiny
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Coolant is leaking into my engine. My car now has no coolant left, except for in the engine. I know this suggests a blown head gasket, but now it has leaked out of my engine on to the ground below. What would cause all the oil and coolant mixture to leak out of my car. It is not coming from the dipstick or from the drain plug. The engine light has come on and the engine labors to stay running when idling. Is my engine hooped?
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Sunday, September 16th, 2007 AT 3:13 PM

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Tiny
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Hi there,

I'm sorry to say but things sound terminal. There are a number of placed that oil can leak from the engine, There are two main oil seals on the crankshaft, one at the front and one at the rear. Also engine gaskets can leak as well, You will have to give the engine a good wash and then run it to see where the oil is coming from. As for the coolant, the cyl head would be the most likely place, but further tests can be done to pin point the problem. One quick check is to pull the spark plugs and check the colour of the insulator, if it is a rusty brown colour that a fair indication the coolant is entering the cyl. If the oil is thick and creamy looking the coolant is mixing with the oil, you best get a quote on repairing yours against a re co engine, do the maths and see whats best for you.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Sunday, September 16th, 2007 AT 5:08 PM
Tiny
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It is amazing that the vehicle runs at all. I would be because the vehicle runs and given the amount of coolant that has been dumped into the oil that there is a crack in one of the cylinder walls. The overflow of fluid has to go somewhere so it runs out the seals on the crank. This engine is just waiting for the bullet to put it out of its misery.
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Monday, September 17th, 2007 AT 6:45 PM

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