motor oil is going into the radiator

Asked by Feb 07, 2012 at 12:35 PM about the 1996 Ford Mustang GT Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

can you help me

5 Answers


Most likely a blow head gasket or a oil to water leak due to a cracked engine block or leak in the engine oil cooler.

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could also be the oil cooler in the rad for the auto trans make sure bfeore you condem the motor


As Darius said, blown head gaskets, or a cracked block. Best way to test is to buy (or borrow) a cylinder pressure tester and do a 'leak-down' test on each cylinder. Although time consuming a 'leak-down' test will pinpoint the problem cylinder(s). Paul, the oil cooler runs independant from the radiator on a '96. Also one other possibility is it may be (if so equipped) the automatic transmission fluid cooler which is an intergral part of the radiator on most Stangs. Pro, is it oil or ATF?


there is no water in the oil smoke from tail pipe. the engine idle good.

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