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Asked by Aug 18, 2008 at 07:26 PM about the 1995 Ford Taurus

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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 have never thought about that!

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this sounds more or less like a head gasket problem. cus if u have a bad head gasket u typically start burning antifreeze but i could see oil mixing with it too. i'd see if u burn kind of sweet smell out of the exhaust also see if ur engine gets hot or white smoke out of the exhaust too.

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A PCV valve wouldn't cause that. Is the engine DOHC or OHV? Your saying you have oil in your coolant reservoir? Is the oil in the engine a whitish color?

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i have the dohc engine, oil in engine is fine no milk at all which is why i think it is so wierd a mechanic i asked told me could be the trans cooler there is a line that goes throgh the radiator an if it goes bad it will leak into coolant

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im hopin this isnt what it is but it runs good shouldnt it miss or have some other typical symtoms of a blown head? after i flushed coolant system it didnt run hot at all and no smoke thanks for the help though

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