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Old 01-23-2005, 01:26 AM   #1
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Default oil found in the coolant? ***?

ok i know with a cooked headgasket you can easily get coolant mixed into your oil, but my stepmoms saturn (circa 1994, 200K mi.) has lots of oil in the coolant tank, and just recently started knocking horribly and blowing a cloud of blue (oil) smoke just at idle. i know that the motor is done, but how does that happen?
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Old 01-23-2005, 01:30 AM   #2
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Overheat the engine? Possible detonation? Cheap headgasket (like on the 95-98 neon).
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Old 01-23-2005, 03:01 AM   #3
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It blew up.

.....junk.....mmmmmmk.
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Old 01-23-2005, 12:11 PM   #4
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Headgasket, rings, but either way, 200k that somone likely abused a little isn't too bad

if its knocking its time for a major overhaul. Take it to the saturn dealer. While they don't have any cars I like , my wife had one for a while and The 3 different dealers we had been to were all very nice and honest.
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Old 01-23-2005, 12:15 PM   #5
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It blew up.

.....junk.....mmmmmmk.
Totally, the car is only 11-12 years old with 200K miles on it. What a piece of crap!

To answer the question of how it happens in a word: entropy.
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Old 01-23-2005, 01:13 PM   #6
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Totally, the car is only 11-12 years old with 200K miles on it. What a piece of crap!

To answer the question of how it happens in a word: entropy.
Any car that lasts 11 - 12 years and 200k can not be all crap.
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Old 01-23-2005, 01:16 PM   #7
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Blow it up. Saturns are disposable.
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Old 01-23-2005, 01:19 PM   #8
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She thought the oil level was low and poured some more into the coolant reservior.
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Old 01-23-2005, 01:20 PM   #9
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my civic lasted 162k and 12 years.. and i BEAT THE CRAP OUT OF IT.. for instance didnt change the oil for 16k miles.. spun 35 bagels bouncing of the rev limiter in one bagel fest.. (was trying to kill it).. took it mudding (it was lowered) after a decent rain in CA... didnt evenget stuck just slid right across it all.. umm yah finaly a crank bearing got toasted and was knocking.. so what did i do? kept driving it for another 4 months before it died on me.. haha good times...
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Old 01-23-2005, 01:42 PM   #10
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i thought a blown headgasket would only allow coolant into the oil, not the other way around, due to the pressure in the combustion chamber? or is it just possible but unlikely?
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Old 01-23-2005, 01:52 PM   #11
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I don't see why it couldn't go either way.
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It could go either way. Blown headgasket, cracked head...
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Old 01-23-2005, 02:14 PM   #13
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take it off a jump
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Any car that lasts 11 - 12 years and 200k can not be all crap.
It's called sarcasm, man.
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Old 01-23-2005, 02:21 PM   #15
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Daniel should not be allowed near anything that should not have oil in it.

That is all.
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