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Old 01-03-2008, 10:34 AM   #1
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Help I Think Its The Hg!




here is a shot of the oil. It doesn't look good does it.

I can't drive the car can I?
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Old 01-03-2008, 10:35 AM   #2
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It's hard to tell if it's coolant in the oil, because things change color when they soak into a paper towel.
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what'd you eat, baby food?
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brb taking pics from the dip stick.

if its the hg can i drive the car?
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brb taking pics from the dip stick.

if its the hg can i drive the car?
If you do make sure you watch your temp gauge very closely, so it doesnt over-heat. That's when the horror stories begin.
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bump i am going to be late
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Honestly, the oil looks fine to me.
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Old 01-03-2008, 11:10 AM   #9
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Yeah, it looks ok to me too.


I'm on a crappy monitor...but...


Mark your coolant level on your expansion tank and see what happens.
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seems fine to me too... maybe a little dirty but other than that fine.
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that looks fine to me too.
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Old 01-03-2008, 03:55 PM   #12
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Well I drove the car all day. The car runs great except for the high idle. I went to buy coolant dye and they didn't carry it even though they told me they did. So now i need to order coolant dye.
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Looks fine to me too. Whats the problem? Just a high idle? Are you losing coolant consistantly? Anything odd from your exhaust?
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I am loosing coolant takes about a week for it to trigger the low coolant sensor.
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the oil looks fine, but your coolant looks like shit! is it really old, or is there oil in there? cant really tell from the pics, but it sure doesnt look green like its supposed to be! have you been loosing oil too or just coolant?

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my oil leak is because of a rusty oil cooler line but i bandaid fixed that and just have to swap out the new cooler and lines. The coolant is dark. Its that blue coolant from eeuro.
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You can crack the HG without the oil and coolent mixing . (i have seen it on a GM 3.1L were it cracked and coolent ran right along the exhaust side and ran out the exhaust)
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You can crack the HG without the oil and coolent mixing . (i have seen it on a GM 3.1L were it cracked and coolent ran right along the exhaust side and ran out the exhaust)
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You can crack the HG without the oil and coolent mixing . (i have seen it on a GM 3.1L were it cracked and coolent ran right along the exhaust side and ran out the exhaust)
In thoes cases you can usually smell/see the coolent as its being expelled through the exhaust...
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I have coolant dye coming in the mail tomorrow. So if there is coolant in the oil it will glow and I will be able to find the leak.
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