Cadillac Catera and Cimarron Forum Discussion, Is this bad? (Oil In Overflow) in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; I pulled up to work and heard bubbling from the overflow. opened the hood and theres oil coming out. After ...
I pulled up to work and heard bubbling from the overflow. opened the hood and theres oil coming out. After the car cooled off I removed the cap and theres a bunch of thick sludge in there. No coolant. Theres no coolant or foam or cream on the dipstick or oil filler cap so I wonder if its related to that breather thing thats behind the motor. Every time I remove the intake, theres oil in it. Ideas? Thanks guys. Just hoping it will get me home after I put coolant in it.
I just read this in a post here:
>>The cam cover gaskets can leak and drip oil on the exhaust heatshields and create smoke. This is too expensive to leave to Cadillac. Order the gaskets and have a trusted local garage do the work or DIY. Cleaning the crankcase breather relieves the pressure that blows the oil past the gaskets.<< http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...ac-catera.html
I recently (3 weeks ago) changed my valve cover gaskets due to severe oil leaks. I wonder if my crank case ventilation system is cloged. It looked pretty funky but I didnt try cleaning it at the time. It looked like this one: Anybody ever have this happen? Is this a symptom possibly of a crank case breather clog? http://www.omegaowners.com/forum/ind...?topic=90653.0
well I appreciate the help. Ive hd the cooler out before when I was chasing down a coolant leak and it looked like the newer style that replaced the oem ones. I believe the newer ones have thicker fins. Anyway, I'll tear into it and see what I can figure out. Anyone know if it will have any definite signs that its gone bad when I take it out? Maybe I can run some water through it and see if it leaks. Dont wanna buy a new one only to find out it was the Head gasket after all. Also, Will a coolant flush be enough to get all this oil and sludge out of my cooling system after I replace the cooler?
I'll pull the oil cooler out first since its I'll have to take the intake off either way. If Im lucky and its the oil cooler, after I swap it, can it be driven to a shop for a flush or will it need to be towed? Should be ok to just fill it with water and drive it somewhere close by right? I wouldnt think about blastin that shit down my driveway into the earth. Dont worry about that.