Q: It runs hot and theres (NO Water In Oil Pain) but theres water in the valve covers

asked by on

Rins hot coolent comes out over flow reservor but theres only water in top end non in the oil pan at all just were valve covers are Nothing to do with water system all thats new was going to add oil and look uder cap and seen there was milkey supsints and check the dip stick look like clean oil
I think its just my manifold gasket bc thats wat cools top end down and head gasket keeps water from bottom just need help My car has 175999 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

One possibility is to pressure test the system when cold and look for visual indication of the leak point(s). You might have multiple leak points though and that has to be considered. As far as the overheating, leaks that bleed off pressure can contribute to overheating (much as a faulty radiator pressure cap would) but a head gasket leak into the coolant, thus causing overheating, also has to be checked by testing for exhaust gas in the radiator. After all the leaks are fixed, if overheating continues that has to be further diagnosed. During a mobile visit, YourMechanic can test for leaks and then advise you as to your repair options.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
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. It runs hot and theres (NO Water In Oil Pain) but theres water in the valve covers

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: I have a 2006 Chevy equinox It run hot when stop but not when driving thermostat and water pump has been changed

Claimed by Kevin Gainer

Q: 1999 ford escort. Not getting enough fuel or to much air. Replaced fuel filter and pump. No change. Not enough fuel power to drive

Hi Joanne. Thanks for contacting us tonight. At first glance, I would assume that the mass air flow sensor or your Escort is the root source of your acceleration issues. However, faulty O2 sensors or clogged catalytic converter can also...

Q: Car burns gas excessively

Hello. It sounds like there may be a leak in your gas tank. That may explain why, when applying the brakes, the gas levels drop down. I would suggest having a certified technician, like one from YourMechanic, inspect the fuel...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.