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Over heating and oil mixing

I have a 2000 model vw beetle,the temp light came on and after letting it cool down,i opened the water resevoir and it was full of a thick creamy tan coloured liquid,looks like oil to me.the mech says the gasket is ok,he says it might be something to do with the radiator on the auto gearbox.does this make sense and what solutions do you have,please help urgent.

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Yes sounds good to me also check the oil cooler which is what the oil filter screws onto with water pipes connected as well,as normally the auto connection into the radiator doesnt give problems when its copper but a lot of new cars use plastic and they are absolutly useless.this oil cooler on top of the oil filter is often damaged by heavy handed mechanics hammering a screwdriver into the oil filter to remove it and make a hole into the oil cooler .

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