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head gasket donald ducked i think

BigBen Apr 29, 2010

  1. BigBen

    BigBen Member

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    Whilst problem shooting my failing boost i changed the temp sender, when i removed the old one i found what looks like french mustard. Expansion tank was the same.

    I have flushed it through with a bit of soap powder and loads of **** came out. Have refilled the system with a bars leaks shot, the expansion tanks is greasy looking and brown after 10miles but it may be old **** breaking down.

    I have had no water in the sump or engine- no mayo no water usage.

    Question is, does this sound like head gasket has gone? Or maybe oil cooler seal. :sadlike:
     
  2. jcb

    jcb Active Member VCDS Map User

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    whats on your dipstick?
     
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    adamss24 Well-Known Member

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    Replace oil cooler first, especiall if the car isnt overheating...
     
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    Oranoco Well-Known Member

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    My old 1600 had a water tank that looked like Frijj milkshake. After having the headgasket changed and the symptoms returning immediately it was then discovered that the problem was the oil cooler.
     
  5. BigBen

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    Dip stick only has oil on it, it doesn't seem to be overheating at all, no excess pressure.....

    I'm going out to collect a oil cooler this morning from euro, fingers crossed
     

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