oil looks like a grey milky color

Asked by Apr 26, 2016 at 08:40 AM about the 1998 Chevrolet Lumina

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hi, I have a 1998 Chevy Lumina I put water in
radiator and started the car with cap off and
the water is shooting back out my oil is also
a grey milky color..does any one know what
this might be..thank you

4 Answers

13,045

Sounds like the Lumina was overheated. This ruined the head gasket(s)...as a result this pressurizes the coolant system and pumps coolant out of the radiator. Oil has coolant in it also making it milky...mixture of coolant and oil. Check the block for cracks too.

Is there an easy fix to this ?

13,045

NO easy fix! an engine replacement might be easier than an engine repair and less costly.

Thank you so much..

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