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Jul 7, 2012, 2:32 AM

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i have a Nissan truck model Atlas diesel engine 3.3 i was driving and when the engine warmed up the oil came out of the water over flow ,it mixed the oil with water ,i took the oil coolant off and have it checked under pressure and put it back on and did the same thing, can u please help me thanks

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Jul 7, 2012, 6:00 AM

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Engine warmed up, oil in coolant I take it. That's pretty damning for a head or head gasket breach OR if radiator is used as a cooler for an automatic transmission could be mixing in an end tank of radiator. Either way not good and hurry to fix this - check all possible fluids for level as well.

Diesel is oily and could be the oil but much, much thinner than engine oil,

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Jul 7, 2012, 8:16 AM

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I took the cylinder head off and the gasket might be a little riped but just a little, all looks well both engine and cylinder head

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Jul 7, 2012, 8:23 AM

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Not to make a joke of this but "a little ripped" is up there with " a little pregnant!" Send head out to machine shop for inspection for flaws you probably can't be sure of yourself,

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