View Full Version : funny looking oil

11-20-2005, 12:07 PM
My 2.5L started losing power the other day and ticking real bad. I checked the oil and it was real bad looking but its we changed maybe a month ago. There was water on the dipstick along with a coffee color foam on the top. There is also a very bad vibe at high rpm that stops when i push in the clutch. I dont no much about engines but im thinking this isnt good. What the fuck is wrong with it?

11-20-2005, 12:18 PM
If its milky and foamy you probably have water getting in, could be a crack through a waterjacket or headgasket. Hows the coolant? Did you take it wheeling through water lately?

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11-20-2005, 02:08 PM
ya if theres any sign of like milky or caramel colour theres a prob. Like BlazerGirl said its prob a bad head gasket, warped head, or the worst cracked waterjecket. Drian your oil and see if it come out the same way

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11-20-2005, 03:51 PM
how your anti freeze mix? i just checked one of my coworkers car thismorning and not a hint of green , you might have a cracked block on your hands?

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11-28-2005, 06:57 PM
youve probably got a blown head gasket 2.5's are a whore for that especially if its an older motor its not the end of the world but its gonna take you atleast 2 or 3 days work and a good 60 bucks for a new head gasket if you do it yourself and if it was a cracked block your motor wouldnt run worth shit but if she's smoking white and still running decent then i'd say your head gaskets gone

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