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    Coolant leak/coolant gettong into oil

    I think im fucked guys...😔😔
    Coolant is apparently getting mixed with the oil in my03 95 v6.
    I pulled out dipstick and found a very small amount of bubbles on it.
    I do have a oil leak at the front valve but not sure if that would cause my coolant problem.
    Also yesterday night i was driving and im guessing coolant sprayed all over the place
    I was driving for a while car temp normal and i came to a stop light and noticed ALOT SMOKING coming from under the hood,
    Pulled over and it was my coolant.....
    But i could not find where it came from 🤔🤔
    The coolant tank was completely dry. I put some stop leak Bars and been putting coolant everytime it says to refill im not sure how much it takes but u put 3/4 of a gal. Im assuming i need more??
    Does my v6 have a head gasket??
    Or are they the vavle gaskets??
    Where would the coolant be getting in and mixed in the engine??

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    Your V6 has 2 head gaskets, 2 valve gaskets. Get a test kit from the local auto parts store and check for exhaust gas in the coolant. Sounds like you have a bad head gasket.

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    Update
    Cracked radiator (seems like it atleast with it being the only thing doused in coolant and burning) bubbles on dipstick was just oil being warm enough to have that 1 or 2 very small bubbles on dipstick.
    Any detailed with pics repair guide to replace radiator on a 03 95 v6???
    Would definitely ne the only way i get this done before the radiator gets worse.
    Thanks in advance!!

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    I was going to say that unless things changed recently, a mixture of coolant and oil wouldn't just result in a few bubbles. The oil would end up looking milky or tan in color if the head gasket blew.

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