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Oil in water with compresion threw surge tank

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You have a blown head gasket(s)

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Where do i add water to my radiator

You don't add it to the radiator , you add it to the plastic surge tank !
Fill the cooling system through the surge tank with a mixture of ethylene glycol antifreeze and water. The mixture must be at least 50 percent antifreeze, but not more than 60 percent antifreeze for cold weather operation. Fill the surge tank to the specified MAX fill mark on the outside of the tank.

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2001 ford mustang sugar put in my tank

when it happened to my car; it turned out to be the fuel pump failing; apparently pumps don't like ANYTHING but gas.

Jan 07, 2015 | Ford Cars & Trucks

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Water leaking under water pump

Your issue may lie at the end of this long answer pasted from another answer.....
The 05-06 equinox 3.4 L have very specific requirements for cooing system maintenance. Since yours is in an unknown state from past maintenance, best to just follow the service manual by , first flush the cooling system with the thermostat out, the heater on full and the thermostat housing replaced. You should replace the thermostat after the flush is done since the car is nearing 10 years old. After the flush, replace coolant with a 50 / 50 mix of dexcool and water. Remember to bleed air out of the water pump tower bleed port while refilling the surge tank. Once full, replace the surge cap and run the car to normal operating temperature, then let cool to start the thermal cycle that will draw coolant back to the engine from the surge tank. Refill the surge tank to the seam inside the tank again and repeat the thermal cycle process until the level remains constant. Finally after the engine cools one last time, place 2 GM or Bars GM style leak stop pellets in the surge tank and run the engine up to operating temperature one last time. This last step is a requirement for this particular engine, if not done, the heads will weep water near the #1 cylinder internally and externally. The number one cylinder will load with water and the plug won't fire for the first 10 seconds or so after the engine has cooled. Additionally, combustion gas from one or more cylinders will get into the coolant resulting in gurgling sounds as the water returns to the surge tank. I have no idea why this engine requires this, but the service manual is adamant that the pellets be replaced every time the cooling system is serviced. I've found that using only 2 to start and adding one at a time if needed works best to prevent over loading with sealant and clogging the heater. Hopefully this is helpful, getting that copy of the 2005 service manual on CD has been a lifesaver for me.

Dec 28, 2013 | 2007 Chevrolet Equinox LS New Cars

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Sounds like a leaking head gasket , or head itself is cracked. If overheating because of sticking thermostat heater would still work. Get it check fast cause next is a blown engine. I guess head might not be torqued properly. Take it back to overhauler and check for oil in your anti-freeze too.

Dec 11, 2013 | 2005 Chevrolet Equinox

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My 1986 mercedes 300e runs hot i replaced the thermastat

Hi,first of all worm the car up to running tempriture,put your hand on the water pipe that is coming from the fermastate is it hot if so try the one at the bottom of the radiater to see if that is hot if that is hot then the radiater is fine,nexst turn engine off,then undo the oil cap to see if your oil has a musterd colour for oil if oil is ok,then you will have to do a compresion test to see if there is one of your cylinders has low compresion.
some times you can have a broken head gasket which can couse uneven running due to water going into the cylinder.
I hope its not bad and a easy fix this is just to give you food for thought,best of luck.

Mar 28, 2013 | 1986 Mercedes-Benz 300

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Radiator is leaking, on the drivers side of car. 2002 Chevy Avalanche, 4 wheel drive trcuk. One owner, 106000 miles on it.

Removal & Installation To Remove:
To avoid being burned, do not remove the radiator cap or surge tank cap while the engine is on or is still hot. The cooling system will release scalding fluid and steam under pressure if radiator cap or surge tank cap is removed while the engine and radiator are still hot.
If the vehicle's coolant is low, drained out, or has repeatedly needed coolant or water added to the system, then the system should be completely flushed.
  1. Before servicing the vehicle refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section.
  2. Drain the cooling system.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Inlet hose from the radiator
    • Radiator outlet hose from the radiator
    • Lower fan shroud
    • Surge tank hose
    • Vent inlet hose from the radiator
    • Surge tank hose
    • Engine oil cooler lines from the radiator
    • Transmission oil cooler lines from the radiator Remove the radiator chevy_sub25_02-04_rad_rem.gif

    • Radiator bolts
    • Radiator from the vehicle
To Install:
  1. Install or connect the following:
    • Radiator to the vehicle
    • Radiator bolts and tighten the bolts, Torque to: 18 ft-lbs (25 Nm)
    • Engine oil cooler lines to the radiator
    • Transmission oil cooler lines to the radiator
    • Radiator vent inlet hose to the radiator
    • Lower fan shroud
    • Outlet hose to the radiator
    • Inlet hose to the radiator
  2. Fill the cooling system.
  3. Test drive the vehicle to confirm the repairs.
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Jul 21, 2010 | 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche

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Was adding coolant to engine grabbed wrong can added motor oil by mistake what to do???? less than a quart of engine oil went into surge tank engine was not running

Not to worry. Drain the oil out of the surge tank. If there is a hose attached to the bottom of the tank just let it drain inot a jug from there. Otherwise you'll have to take the tank off and drain it that way unless you have a shop vaccuum. Oil floats on water, suction it out with the shop vac. When you drain it let it drain for 1/2 hour or so and then hook it back up and fill with coolant. Oil in the coolant is not nearly as big a problem as the other way around. Hope this helps.

Mar 22, 2010 | 1995 Mercury Cougar

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How to replace a water pump on a 2003 yukon

Water Pump Replacement (4.8L, 5.3L and 6.0L Engines)
Removal Procedure
1. Drain the cooling system.
2. Loosen the air cleaner outlet duct clamps at these locations:
 Throttle body
 Mass Airflow/Intake Air Temperature (MAF/IAT) sensor
3. Remove the radiator inlet hose clip from the outlet duct.
4. Remove the air cleaner outlet duct.
5. If necessary, remove the engine sight shield.
6. Remove the radiator vent inlet hose from the radiator hose clips.
7. Reposition the inlet hose clamp at the water pump.
8. Remove the inlet hose from the water pump.
9. Remove the fan blade.
11. Reposition the outlet hose clamp at the water pump.
12. Remove the outlet hose from the water pump.
13. Reposition the surge tank outlet hose clamp at the water pump.
14. Remove the surge tank outlet hose from the water pump.
15. Reposition the heater inlet hose clamp at the water pump.
16. Remove the heater inlet hose from the water pump.
17. Remove the water pump bolts.
18. Remove the water pump and gaskets.
19. Discard the water pump gaskets
Installation Procedure Important: All gaskets surfaces are to be free of oil or other foreign material
during assembly.
1. Install the water pump and NEW gaskets
2. Install the water pump bolts.
3. Install the heater inlet hose to the water pump.
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Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service and Precautions.
2.1. Tighten the bolts a first pass to 15 Nm (11 ft. lbs.).
2.2. Tighten the bolts a final pass to 30 Nm (22 ft. lbs.).
4. Position the heater inlet hose clamp at the water pump.
5. Install the surge tank outlet hose to the water pump.
6. Position the surge tank outlet hose clamp at the water pump.
7. Install the outlet hose to the water pump.
8. Position the outlet hose clamp at the water pump.
9. Install the accessory drive belt.
10. Install the fan blade.
11. Install the inlet hose to the water pump.
12. Position the inlet hose clamp at the water pump.
13. Install the engine vent inlet hose to the radiator hose clips.
14. If necessary, install the engine sight shield.
Important: Align the arrow at the throttle body end of the duct with the throttle
body attaching stud.
15. Install the air cleaner outlet duct
16. Install the radiator inlet hose clip to the outlet duct.
17. Tighten the air cleaner outlet duct clamps at these locations:
 Throttle body
 MAF/IAT sensor Tighten the clamps to 7 Nm (62 inch lbs.).
18. Fill the cooling system.

I hope this helps. The numbering is incorrect in the sequence but the instructions are correct.


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How do you get to the rear plugs on a XG 350, 2002

Yes you need to pull the manfold to replace the back three plugs. No you do not have to drain water or oil. Use a good double platum plug. While your there replace the three wires. You do not need any gaskets if your cearfull. Good luck

Jul 19, 2009 | Hyundai XG350 Cars & Trucks

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