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oil in the water

after driving my car for 2 years and not having any problems with cooling,,,my car sat for 9 months untill i killed the electrical gremlins,,,drove it for a week and found oil in my reservior .... got it cleaned out but still have no idea where that came from....had oilcoller seals replaced last year.. the oil gremlins are mad that i killed their wire nuts???

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Either oil cooler seals or a head gasket.
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Most likely, your oil cooler seals are shot.

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best shot, oil cooler seals .. worst head gasket .. !
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As said, best case oil cooler seals, worst case, head gasket, most likely, oil cooler seals.
When the oil cooler seals were replaced, was the cooler element shimmed properly?
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Most likely not a headgasket. i had one blow, and there was nothing in my coolant. I just had an oil leak to the outside of the engine (yeah, over the exhaust manifold where it smells best).

Check the oil cooler seals and get a new coolant resovoir when you try to clean it all out... oil is hard stuff to get out.
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Most likely not a headgasket. i had one blow, and there was nothing in my coolant. I just had an oil leak to the outside of the engine (yeah, over the exhaust manifold where it smells best).

Check the oil cooler seals and get a new coolant resovoir when you try to clean it all out... oil is hard stuff to get out.
where to buy a new cooland reservoir .. ?
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Try denatured alcohol, for your res. It breaks down oil very well. If you can't get you hands on some Windex works as well.
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Dish soap works pretty well, too.

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