Re: Water in Oil -- Uh-Oh! - Saabnet.com Bulletin Board
If you have evidence in the coolant reservoir, chances are you have a bad head gasket. Hop on Amazon and buy a cheap exhaust gas test kit - they're just a few bucks.
Running oil that long isn't good, but I highly doubt it's the end of the world. These engines are pretty robust - head gaskets are inevitable but rarely catastrophic. My '90 SPG had a blown head gasket for literally years - maybe four or six. Just a little oil in the coolant every so often, usually worse in the winter. Eventually I replaced the head gasket, no big deal.
I'd do the exhaust gas test and then just keep an eye on it. A little fluid contamination isn't ideal, but not world-ending. Just don't ignore the problem and make it worse through neglect.
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