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Is it possible to get coolant in the oil and it not be from a blown head gasket or cracked head or block?:mad:
 

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Is it possible to get coolant in the oil and it not be from a blown head gasket or cracked head or block?:mad:
I don't have the answer but still think, as I posted on your other thread, that you should have your oil analyzed to be certain. Blackstone Labs in Indiana has been highly recommended by several people here.
 

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Oil cooler.
 

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if it's just water it can also be condensate.
Exactly. If all you're seeing is the filmy goo on the underside of the filler cap that is quite normal and may be safely ignored. Naturally wipe it off if you like but don't worry about it. But if you pull out the dipstick and it's covered by chocolate milk looking goo, you're in trouble.

Take care and enjoy the ride,
Greg
 

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Is it possible to get coolant in the oil and it not be from a blown head gasket or cracked head or block?:mad:
What are the symptoms? any overheating? and oily bubbles in the coolant tank? what kind (color and density) of smoke you have when you start the car for the first time in the aday and after having 80 C reading on your coolant thermo?

As gregs210 advised, if it is the oil cap gooy film (happened to me last winter) no worries and enjoy the ride
 

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Have an e320 that did not over heat but has oil in coolant and coolant in oil car gone into safety mode and will not excelerate is it head gasget that gone r can it b other problems
 

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If 'safety' mode is Limp Home (only 2nd gear and Reverse) then the car likely has a coolant leak into the transmission as well. Could be a common cause of improper coolant pH setting up galvanic corrosion.

If this is the case, coupled with a oil-coolant leak, the end is near. :crybaby2:
 
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