2000 INFINITI I30 WATER AND OIL IN MY RADIATOR AND CAR RUNS

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  • youngdon
  • 2000 Infiniti I30

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2000 Infiniti I30 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 270000 miles

i just took my 2000 infiniti i30 out the shop from getting a water pump installed and when I got it it was running fine and when I checked the radiator pressure when it ran hot I found water and oil floating around in my radiator and then I detached all the hoses and flushed the radiator and when I put coolant and everything back on it still pumped water and oil so can please tell me the problem?

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Sunday, August 1st, 2010 AT 1:32 AM

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  • mhpautos
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Hi there,

Is the oil scum dark or a light pink colour?

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Sunday, August 1st, 2010 AT 5:57 AM
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Its like a light thick oil, water, radiator fluid look and not to mention that when I drove my car today it caught on fire but I was able to put it out before it got any worse but the funny thing was the temperature gauge wasn't even on hot it was normal

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Monday, August 2nd, 2010 AT 1:26 AM
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The usual concern here is a head or head gasket problem, often oil in the water can be a cracked head if there are no other symptoms, if the oil scum is a pink colour check that the transmission cooler is not leaking into the radiator.

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Monday, August 2nd, 2010 AT 2:22 AM

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