97 Neon question

Hi all, Now that the winter months are here and the days are cooler (at least up here), my wife uses the heater in her Neon more frequently. She mentioned that it takes a very long time to warm up (cabin temperature)
and that it isn't nearly as warm as it used to get. I thought maybe the coolant level was done, so I went to check. After topping it off (maybe a 1/2 cup), I saw that it was full of a greyish, slimey, almost foamy liquid, not the typical bright green of coolant. Any idea on this? Is oil getting in? We had the notorious head gasket seals fixed about 3 years ago, and it's not leaving a puddle on the driveway, nor is it losing a significant amount between "dipstick checks"
Any suggestions? Thanks, Mac
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On Sun, 19 Nov 2006 05:34:12 GMT, "section 8" <flames.hockey @ shaw.ca> wrote:
My best bet is that you are in fact getting oil in the system. First thing to try would be a complete pressure flush of the cooling system. Second, get a pressure tester with the adapter for this cars radiator and pump it up to see if it shows to be losing pressure. If no external leaks are seen,and the pressure goes down, the the next logical step would be to check the plugs to see if they are being subjected to coolant. The appearance of the coolant is a good indicator that we have a problem Houston

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change termostat. try to get OEM (195 F I guess). Your thermostat opens early.
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On 20 Nov 2006 17:04:48 -0800, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

Thermostat opens early? How do you balance that with the obvious presence of oil in the coolant?
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