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Frank Vasquez

Frank ... 5/30/2018

1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 6 Cyl 3.20L


This thing has a yellow/green bold up around the oil cap

I bought this Rodeo a auto auction and it has the that build up around the oil cap and if you look inside the oil cap the engine components look Rusty also when you take the radiator cap off inside the radiator looks all rusted out and it won't start it won't crank turn over nothing almost as though the engine is seized I'm not sure what to do please help

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Jimm 5/30/2018

Given the rust in the radiator, and deposits noted on the oil cap, I'd guess the engine has a blown / leaking cylinder head gasket, at a minimum.

You will not be able to determine the next steps without thoroughly testing the engine condition: cylinder compression test and cylinder leak down test.
Perform these two inexpensive tests to get an idea of the engine sealing condition and rough idea of the costs involved to repair.


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