I just bought a 2003 Lincoln LS. /the car overheats very quickly. when I removed the water filler cap on the thermostat housing there is milky looking goop in there. The crankcase oil is spotless. The car runs perfect before the temp goes up quickly. The check engine light comes on and the car immediately has zero power. I don't think it is a head gasket because the crankcase oil is beautiful. Someone said that there may be an internal oil cooler in the radiator? Any ideas?

Bureauveritas
5

Asked by Sep 27, 2013 at 12:59 AM about the 2003 Lincoln LS V8 Premium Sport

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

5 Answers

Ronc258
4,940

could be a cracked head that will put oil in to your coolent system and a head gasket can do the same. The internal oil cooler is ussaly for your trasmission as far as i remember

Ronc258
4,940

water filler cap on the thermosat houseing? are you sure you are not talking about the radiator?

Chris McGee
6,015

just because the oil is clean doesn't mean that the headgaskets aren't bad. There is oil valleys in the heads and coolant valleys. sounds like it's pushing oil into the antifreeze. Do a cooling system pressure test. Another way to test is a cylinder leakdown test and or do a compression test

lincolnls755
150

just to answer ron... yep, weird but true..water fill cap on top of thermostat..and another on coolant resevoir... and a crazy bleeder valve.. seems this v-8 has issues with air in the coolant system

Coolhotpainter
20

Yes this car is odd , I'm having oil getting in my coolant and my has oil cooler on it an I was told just by pass it , so how would I do that

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

LS

Looking for a Used LS in your area?

CarGurus has 801 nationwide LS listings starting at $1,000.

ZIP:

Search Lincoln LS Questions

Lincoln LS Experts

#1 Ionatan Ion
Ionatan Ion
Reputation 1,110
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 770
#3 Jonathon Sheffield
Jonathon Sheffield
Reputation 670
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Lincoln Town Car"
52 Great Deals out of 2,208 listings starting at $1,699
Used Chevrolet Impala"
903 Great Deals out of 31,737 listings starting at $1,200
Used Cadillac CTS"
331 Great Deals out of 12,289 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda Accord"
1,120 Great Deals out of 73,857 listings starting at $1,400
Used Ford Mustang"
707 Great Deals out of 41,818 listings starting at $1,500
Used BMW 3 Series"
1,237 Great Deals out of 38,786 listings starting at $1,450
Used Nissan Maxima"
360 Great Deals out of 23,317 listings starting at $1,750
Used Nissan Altima"
1,442 Great Deals out of 86,226 listings starting at $1,500
Used Lincoln Continental"
566 listings starting at $44,106
Used Lincoln Navigator"
110 Great Deals out of 5,780 listings starting at $1,950
Used Toyota Camry"
1,501 Great Deals out of 88,672 listings starting at $695

Used Cars For Sale