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Likely Cause of Excessive Coolant Consumption
 
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Question:
Likely Cause of Excessive Coolant Consumption
Why am I going through a gallon of coolant almost every two days? It's not leaking on the ground anywhere. I put coolant in and then water {just to top it off} in the radiator and I noticed the oil dipstick was milky with water. Is it the manifold gaskets or the head gasket?
-- Chris Tate, Brookfield, OH
Answer:
It sounds like you have a cracked head or gasket issue. There are only a few places where coolant can go and seeing a milky color in your oil may be a sign of an issue.
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