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Old 05-01-2010, 08:34 PM
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Question Leaky Head Gasket? Only reason for milky fluid in Oil?

I was recently coming home and the lower radiator hose came off. I was able to stop the engine before it overheated. I put the hose back on and filled up with coolant. When I tried too crank it, the engine sputtered for a couple seconds and then I turned it back off. Then I tried again and it cranked up with hesitation. I checked the oil and there was a milky colored fluid in it. I checked the coolant again and I am not losing any coolant anymore. Now the milky fluid is gone from the oil. I honestly don't know what is going on. I haven't driven the truck, but I have cranked it. I really don't want to change the head gasket if I don't have to. Is there anything else that's "simple" that it could be? Thanks in advance!!!
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Welcome to the forum! Glad to have you here! Sorry, I don't have an answer for you, but I'm sure one of our other members will, hang in there
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it could be the intake gasket i wouldnt run that that motor untill u change the oil tho
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I don't believe the 4.7 has coolant running through the intake. I am gonna change the oil tomorrow morning. and then I am gonna see if the fluid is back. Oh gosh i hope i don't have to change the head gaskets.
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pull the plugs and check to see if you have coolent in the cylinders as i beieve if your head gasket goes it will burn coolent. i think coolent in the oil is a crack in the block. but i'm not 100%
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I was wondering if the loss in pressure could have done the damage. because the engine didnt have time to overheat. I turned the engine off immediatly when the lower radiator hose came off. so the engine didnt overheat. I really appreciate all the help I have gotten from yall guys. it's truely an honor
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I am hoping a veteran see's my trouble and gives me some insight on a quick fix, or helps me with the total overhaul of my engine, I hope... I really love my Dodge!!!!
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Glad you joined us and welcome to the Z for Rams from Baltimore . Place a preferably glass container under the oil pan drain plug . Pull the plug and capture the first couple seconds of oil in the glass container . Let it sit and see if it seperates . Water is heavier than oil . That will help tell you if you have water in the oil pan . Do you have any pictures of your truck ? Have you done any mods or have plans for mods in the future ? Any of your friends have Rams ? Tell them about us . We would love to have them . You will find this site is full of a lot of talented people . So if theres any question that you need answered , just shoot away . Talk to ya soon . Tom
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Welcome to the Z! Tom had a good idea, check if there's any water in the system, that could cause a milky look to the oil. I'd still pull the plugs to see if any of them are gummed up, this could be causing the spluttering issue. if there's anything on the plugs then you had something into the cyclinder, and then I'd be looking at the head gasket.
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