Water/coolant in the oil

Tiny
MINDYB143
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  • 2006 FORD FREESTAR
  • 3.9L
  • 6 CYL
  • 17,500 MILES
I just bought this vehicle and there seems to be a leak from possibly the oil cooler into the oil.
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Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 AT 6:12 AM

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Tiny
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Hi Mindy,

Obviously this is not a good thing but there are a number of possible causes. Here is a guide that will walk you through the most of them:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/coolantantifreeze-in-the-engine-oil

However, since you just bought the vehicle, it will be a good idea to run a compression check even if you find out this issue is being caused by something other than a head gasket. This is just a baseline of what the engine's health is and making sure it is okay is a good thing to know.

https://youtu.be/5zpNjYmmiYY

Please review this info and let me know what questions you have. Unfortunately, we will need to check these things out in order to know what the issue is but the head gasket failing is the most common cause.

Let me know what you find and we can go from there.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-test-engine-compression
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Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 AT 7:38 AM

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