Brown water in water jug

Asked by May 25, 2017 at 09:44 PM about the 2012 Dodge Challenger

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

What does it mean when brown water
is in your water distributor?

5 Answers

270,425

Chocolate milk shake. Oil mixing with the coolant. Best to have your local mechanic inspect the car for a head gasket issue. Or did you or someone recently add a stop leak product in the cooling system?

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2,205

If its rusty you need to flush it and replace with new coolant with active anticorrosives, likely brown coolant was just water or mostly water. The commercial coolants with ethylene glycol colored green or red are mixed 50–50 with water but will help prevent rust

2,205

is the car over heating? is there white smoke out the tail pipe??

74,185

Definitely pull the oil dipstick and see if you have similar "goop" on it. If you have an automatic transmission check the transmission fluid. Same deal, look for "goop" on the dipstick. If you have an oil cooler in the radiator it could be rotted out and allowing oil into the cooling system. Same deal if you have an automatic transmission. There's a transmission fluid cooler in the radiator. If that checks out ok, you may be looking at a blown head gasket. HTH. -Jim

2,205

How many miles on her? Do u or someone else drive her hard? Has it been over heating at all?

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