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98 honda civic: oil (not transfluid) found no coolant in oil

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98 honda civic, coolant tank over filling with oil (not transfluid) found no coolant in oil though, how is this possible and what is wrong
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Honda
Expert:  John G. replied 8 years ago.

Usually its a headgasket leak near the rear center where the oil pressure port feeds the head.


It can also be a cracked head but its not as common.

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
why is there no coolant in the oil
Expert:  John G. replied 8 years ago.

There is 20-60 psi of oil pressure in that area. the Coolant pressure is much lower.

It cant pass through the port into the oil.