oil in water

20

Asked by Aug 17, 2008 at 10:14 PM about the 1995 Ford Taurus

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a wierd problem i actually have oil in the coolant not the other way around cant figure out whats up i have flushed the system three times and i know its not a blown head the car runs like a top doesnt miss or anything its a 95 model with the 3.8 engine in it anybody got any ideas i dont got a clue!

3 Answers

25

I believe that the crankcase ventilation system is malfunctioning.the P.C.V. valve on top of the valve cover may be plugged.There should be some kind of hose going from the valve cover (and P.C.V. valve) to the air cleaner. piston ring blowby allows combustion pressure (air) to get into the crankcase.It must find a way out . it may make its own way from the crankcase system into the cooling system.

175

could very well be popped head gasket, how much is in there? how often are you checking your water? a clogged PCV system will cause oil seals to leak, usually at the front or rear main, but not push oil into the water. When a head gasket blows, there's many things that go where they're not supposed to, and oil intot he water is definitly a good possibility

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
195

Yup this sounds absolutely correct to me.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • water in oil 2 answers

    Water getting into oil after head gasket fixed

    2000 Ford Taurus SE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • oil in water 3 answers

    I have a wierd problem i actually have oil in the coolant not the other way around cant figure out whats up i have flushed the system three times and i know its not a blown head the car runs like a to...

    1995 Ford Taurus

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • oil in my water... car's never overheated, but 2 answers

    oil in my water... car's never overheated, but has been smoking lately from underneath my alternator, behind my belts.. kind of near my timing belt cover. The hose isn't leaking water onto exhaust cau...

    2000 Ford Taurus SES

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • water in engine oil 2 answers

    Happened suddenly and with no warning. Have been told that I have a cracked block.

    2003 Ford Taurus SEL

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • oil in water 4 answers

    is this something as simple as changeing my pcv or is it a more serious problem i know that is has never had a proper tune up it has 70k on it so it is way overdue. thanks for the help too i would hav...

    1995 Ford Taurus

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Taurus

Looking for a Used Taurus in your area?

CarGurus has 20,573 nationwide Taurus listings starting at $1,995.

ZIP:

Search Ford Taurus Questions

Ford Taurus Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 3,910
#2 lightGear
lightGear
Reputation 1,940
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 1,940
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Impala
591 Great Deals out of 34,068 listings starting at $899
Used Ford Explorer
926 Great Deals out of 70,249 listings starting at $997
Used Ford Mustang
543 Great Deals out of 45,845 listings starting at $1,999
Used Honda Accord
946 Great Deals out of 77,735 listings starting at $899
Used Ford F-150
2,064 Great Deals out of 207,332 listings starting at $1,499
Used Toyota Camry
1,104 Great Deals out of 90,757 listings starting at $1,599
Used Nissan Maxima
323 Great Deals out of 24,380 listings starting at $999
Used Nissan Altima
1,156 Great Deals out of 79,666 listings starting at $500

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford Taurus For Sale
5,899 listings starting at $17,795
2016 Ford Taurus For Sale
56 Great Deals out of 4,236 listings starting at $12,900
2015 Ford Taurus For Sale
42 Great Deals out of 1,471 listings starting at $8,995
2014 Ford Taurus For Sale
50 Great Deals out of 1,534 listings starting at $7,650
2013 Ford Taurus For Sale
46 Great Deals out of 1,455 listings starting at $6,900

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.