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head gasket donald ducked i think

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by BigBen, Apr 29, 2010.

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    [Apr 29, 2010]
    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:
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    [Apr 30, 2010]
    whats on your dipstick?
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    [Apr 30, 2010]
    Replace oil cooler first, especiall if the car isnt overheating...
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    [Apr 30, 2010]
    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.
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    [May 1, 2010]
    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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