My water pump is leaking and now since temperature dropped outside and it froze everything on my car......my oil has water in it. It's light brown. Is there a way to do a temp fix for week or two????

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Asked by Jan 04, 2014 at 09:14 PM about the 1997 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL2 Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

It still cranks fine. I can't keep antifreeze bc
it leaks worse with engine off. I drain every
night. But possibly cracked head bc the oil
is very gummy and light brown. This is my
only car and i need It for work, for at least 2
more weeks. Somebody please give me
some good advice and a temp fix.  Please

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Sounds like you got a blown head gasket or something similar. I don't advise using the fix in a can products. They might temporarily stop the leak but in the long run will cause you a lot of headaches and much more money in repairs. I know that's not the answer you are looking for but fixing it right the first time is the only thing that I can advise you to do.

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Yes. I have made that mistake, and that's part of the problems. I actually think It needs, heater core, water pump, thermostat, and now it either needs a gasket or may have cracked head

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My main concern is the way the oil is. It's light brown and gummy. I can deal with the water a little longer. I've been draining oil and water to put fresh in, but seems useless changing oil. It goes right back gummy brown

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104,455

If you keep driving it like this you will end up having to replace the engine. Right now you only looking at a few hundred dollars to fix it but if the engine goes completely and it will driving it like this you will be spending a thousand or more to fix it.

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I appreciate it. Im kinda between a rock and a hard place though. How can I find out if it's a gasket for sure though?

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