1989 TOYOTA PICKUP OIL IN THE RADIATOR WATER

  • Tiny
  • Al Williams
  • 1989 Toyota Pickup

Engine Cooling problem
1989 Toyota Pickup 4 cyl Four Wheel Drive Manual 150000 miles

What could cause oil to be in the radiator water of my truck?

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Sunday, June 1st, 2008 AT 9:45 PM

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  • legitimate007
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Head gasket.

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Sunday, June 1st, 2008 AT 10:01 PM
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  • hillbilly jim
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Head could be racked or timing cover gaskets could be bad. I would start there cause they are like 20 bucks and only take about 1 1/2 hrs to change

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Thursday, June 5th, 2008 AT 7:39 AM
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  • legitimate007
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Right. You have coolant and oil passages behind the timing cover, in which o-ring gaskets and a paper gasket may be the only thing seperating the two. Therefore becomes easily degradated

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Thursday, June 5th, 2008 AT 9:44 PM

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