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2007 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 2WD 4dr V6

2007 Ford Explorer
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Rear Wheel Drive, 4 Door
15 mpg city / 21 mpg hwy
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January 2, 2013, 5:57 pm

Joel L
 

Question: why does there appear to be oil in my radiator?

My 2000 v6 ford explorer started to overheat on my way to work. I checked the radiator and it looked like extra muddy water with oil in my side coolant resovoir. I checked the radiator and it looked to be low if not empty on coolant.


January 11, 2013, 11:02 pm

Richard W
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You could have a blow head gasket. Is the coolant or a milky drown color in the oil? you need to have it looked at to make sure you don't have any engine damage.


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January 11, 2013, 11:23 pm

Joel L
 

YES IT IS. IT IS A MILKY BROWN COLOR IN THE COOLANT. THE CAR WILL STILL START. I MOVE IT ONLY TO AVOID A TICKET ON TRASH DAY. HOW MUCH WOULD A FIX LIKE THIS COST ME ?


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January 12, 2013, 10:35 pm

Richard W
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I would say any where from $300-$3000. Depends on if you need head gaskets.


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January 15, 2013, 9:59 am

Joel L
 

Wow. I appreciate the help Richard. Your q big help. Thank you..


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