What does it mean if the Oil & Antifreeze mixes?(Milky Brown residue)

Asked by Jun 22, 2017 at 01:12 PM about the 1997 Ford Contour 4 Dr GL Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Okay so I've recently driven my car 3 times
while it was Overheating, until the 4th time
where the car Died on me. A mechanic told
me to check the Dipstick, and when I
pulled the dipstick out, a Milky-Brown
residue showed up. He said it could be a
problem with either the Head Gasket or the
intake pump, what is the Correct
Disgnosis? How can It be fixed? And how
much would it Cost? Thank you in advance

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Probably a head gasket since you overheated the vehicle 4 times. I'd consider a used engine at this point, the cost is going to be over $1000 to repair as it's all labor costs.

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