Q: Car has oil in coolant

asked by on

My car is running hot. It looks like I have oil inside of the coolant reservoir.

Hi there. Oil inside the coolant reservoir can mean you either have a cracked head, A blown head gasket, or a warped head, or all of the above. To be safe, I would not even recommend fixing the head. I would get a new motor to avoid further problems. The damage is already done.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Car has oil in coolant

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Q: Car keeps running hot

Overheating of any kind will cause the cooling system to boil, creating the bubbling in the coolant jug. All of the parts you listed can make this happen if they are not working correctly. The question is which one is...

Q: My 2005 Saturn vue is starting to have high rpm's while driving

Hi there, A number of things may cause this to happen, but it sounds like your vehicle may be a bit low on transmission fluid or you may potentially have a bad transmission control solenoid. As you know, the transmission...

Q: Q: Fuel pump issues

Hello. There are a couple possibilities including the fuel issue you have mentioned. If you spray additional starting fluid in the intake and it runs longer, then that's a clue that fuel starvation is the problem. See if you can...

Related articles

P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...