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This is a discussion on water in oil within the Internal Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; i have an ls1 that seems to have a little water in the oil. can anyone give me any ideas ...

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    water in oil

    i have an ls1 that seems to have a little water in the oil. can anyone give me any ideas where to start as far as the cause may be to the problem.

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    need a better idea as to how much, how long has the car sat and so forth. how you discovered this as well, but most likely its a head gasket. Check the rad for oil in the water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orcus79 View Post
    need a better idea as to how much, how long has the car sat and so forth. how you discovered this as well, but most likely its a head gasket. Check the rad for oil in the water.
    Yepp I agree, could be something simnple like condensation or a little worse "head gasket"...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jessews6 View Post
    i have an ls1 that seems to have a little water in the oil. can anyone give me any ideas where to start as far as the cause may be to the problem.
    Get a cooling system pressure tester (they rent them as many auto parts store, such as Advance) and pressure test the system. That way you know where to start.
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    hey thanks guys ill try testing the cooling system and see how that goes. i notest the problem when i pulled the dip stick and seen that it was a little milky at the very tip of the dip stick. i also just got the oil changed about 5 or 6 days ago. i use the car as a day to day driver. if yall have any more ideas please let me know.

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    Let us know as soon as you find out! But it doesn't sound good! My guess is the head gasket!

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    check your coolant and see what it looks like.....has the car been overheated or anything? Reason I ask is I rarely ever here of someone popping a head gasket on these things. Matter of fact I would probably exhaust ever other possibility before thinking head gasket.

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    i have had the car for over a year and no over heating.

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    Figure it out quick because coolant in the oil will ruin bearings fast.......

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