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96' mystique ls 2.4 ltr


cancelli
10-04-2008, 05:52 PM
so i am having a big problem, i have coolant leaking into the oil and a major leak of both oil and coolant. i just got the car so i dont know much about its past. can anyone point me in the right direction of where to go to get this fixed or how much it will cost or what the heck is going on to make all this happen. i would appreciate it.

p.s. is there anywhere in central columbus that is cheap and can to this type of work.

rhandwor
10-14-2008, 06:43 AM
I would find a good independant with a good reputation. Go and ask a couple for quotes some may charge you for an hours shop time. This should be explained to you before you start.
Get a system pressure test and if the gage pulses you have a blown head gasket. If the engine is missing badly with white smoke its almost certain its a leaking head gasket. Normally oil runs to the head and a leaking head gasket will also cause loss of oil.
You can also pull the head and take it to a machine shop for cleaning, valve job and resurfaced.
A radiator shop can do a gas analysis and tell you for sure if a head gasket is leaking.

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