Overheating, water in oil, 3.3liter
Could this be anything other than a head gasket? I've hear water pumps were known to leak into the crankcase.
My wife called me today saying the car overheated. By the time I got there the engine was cooled down but there was no coolant in the plastic reservoir and there appeared to be signs of coolant on the dipstick; hard to tell though but the oil didn't stick to the dipstick like a thick coat of fresh oil would. Instead the oil looked 'thinned' and not a consistent viscosity (like wine evaporating on the side of a glass). The car has 175k and is pretty beat ('95), but I'd rather replace a water pump than the entire engine since I'm not sure the car is worth that much.
Last edited by 211; 10-27-2009 at 11:21 PM.