Having problems with your 2003 Saturn VUE ?

Oil leaking into cooling system but no coolant in crankcase, also oil leaking from engine as it is all over frame and oil pan. engine starts and runs but heater does not get warm...??? 2003 saturn vue with 3.0 V6 and automatic tranny.

Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 15-08-2022

Answers :

Looks like a head gasket failure. Oil is escaping out of the engine and within the engine into the coolant passageways. The oil pressure system is run at higher pressure than the coolant pressure and fortunately this has so far kept the water from entering the oil and crankcase. I have no faith at all in any after-market product that claims it can repair leaks by simply adding it to the coolant or oil and taking a head off is not a trivial task. It may also be that the head has warped (this would also cause the leak) and this in turn will require it to be re-machined. Head gaskets are not expensive but due to the work involved this could be one occasion when a visit to a machine shop is the best option.
You could have a blowen head gasket this can cause blowby witch will shoot oil all over the place did you over heat this car? hope this helps CJ
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