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Old 01-24-2013, 04:40 PM   #1
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Oil in radiator fluid

Had radiator replaced. Because car over heated and there wade creamy coffee colored sludge milk shake thick in plastic coolant fluid tank.. Now just got car back same issue... Over 600. Dollars spent.. Has anyone had this problem and what was the issue?
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:00 PM   #2
 
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Edit: Just saw it's a V6....

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Not knowing a dang thing about newer 9-5's, I will say that general automotive convention tell me that a car overheats because of some other reason....not because of the radiator. If it were back in the 60's....maybe. These days with electric cooling fans etc, even the nastiest V8 can sit in 100* city traffic with the original radiator and not overheat.

Changing your radiator (unless there was CLEARLY something drastically wrong with it, like it had a hole and leaked all of your coolant) would do nothing. You had something happen where coolant and oil are both present.

Head gasket
Turbocharger
MAYBE radiator if it has a built-in oil cooler for the engine oil or automatic trans fluid.

Something let go except your radiator, and the shop replacing it did nothing except take your money.
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:39 PM   #4
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Something let go except your radiator, and the shop replacing it did nothing except take your money.[/QUOTE] good call VIOO9DZ, apparently i dont quote well

all to often this happens . although ive found some car experts no nothing about saabs, but that is not what happened here , this is a rip off. who goes radiator right away without a puddle of green stuff under it ?

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Not knowing a dang thing about newer 9-5's, I will say that general automotive convention tell me that a car overheats because of some other reason....not because of the radiator. If it were back in the 60's....maybe. These days with electric cooling fans etc, even the nastiest V8 can sit in 100* city traffic with the original radiator and not overheat.

Changing your radiator (unless there was CLEARLY something drastically wrong with it, like it had a hole and leaked all of your coolant) would do nothing. You had something happen where coolant and oil are both present.

Head gasket
Turbocharger
MAYBE radiator if it has a built-in oil cooler for the engine oil or automatic trans fluid.

Something let go except your radiator, and the shop replacing it did nothing except take your money.
Somethimes the oil cooler is located in the radiator and can mix when they break. I would say another tech without Saab knowledge makes some monry on an unsuspecting owner
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Old 01-25-2013, 02:14 PM   #6
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This car is a 99-03 9-5 3.0 V6 and is just posted in the wrong forum.
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If Atf was found in the coolant & Vice versa then yea, The radiator was bad. If engine oil is found in the coolant, than the oil cooler, located in between the cylinder heads is Leaking internaly into the coolant. or a head gasket issue, but oil in the coolant of any Opel derived 2.5/3.0 is ussually always the oil cooler.
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