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OK, It's not a Mustang, but it is keeping me from working on the Mustang. My daughter's pos Toy**** Tercel is putting oil in the radiator overflow and I can't imagine where it's coming from. The car runs good, but obviously is using oil. Any ideas are gretaly appreciated so I can get back to working on the coupe. Thanks and apologies for the non-Mustang post.
 

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Has the engine been overheated recently? If it is the 1.7L that I had in the Toyota (Chev) Nova I used to drive, they have an aluminum head that does not tolerate high temperatures very well. I replaced the head gasket on mine twice, the second time it even burned the head casting between cylinders and head to get it welded and machined.

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Definitely check your engine oil for water. A blown head gasket is a posibility. I would advise you not to drive the car until this is sorted out, unless you want to rebuild the engine.

65 Fastback 289 4spd in storage :-(
91 CRX Si... A.K.A. my go-kart with AC!
 

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I second that, my Talons have/had aluminum heads, and I blow gaskets constantly... That would be my bet.

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No water in the oil and it has not been overheated, that I know of. I thought of head gasket, too, but how does the oil det in the water? Other thing is that the little pos still runs good! It's weird...


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