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I had a coolant leak that turned out to be a bad gasket. Coolant was leaking into the motor. I had the gasket replaced, and was told to change the oil after a few hundred miles. When I did, it turned out that there was a lot of oil in the coolant. Shouldn't the mechanic who changed the gasket noticed this?

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If coolant is getting into the engine, then oil will be getting into the coolant. It's a 2-way street there. I'm really surprised he didn't mention it, since it's expected. However, normally after doing a gasket repair of that type they just automatically change your coolant and oil on the spot since it's contaminated.

  • I agree. I am surprised he didn't flush both. – FossilizedCarlos May 18 '13 at 4:17

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