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Oil in water header tank.

Bought s80 t6. had slight oil in water header tank,flushed system through,seems ok for the mo.engine hunting when idle.also has abs in need of service.spongey brakes have to pump for braking.
any help most appreciated.
shaky steering at about 60 powersteering fluid i think i have a leak.

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  • allyourdream Apr 14, 2009

    hi,thanks for speedy reply.hubby said he thought head gasket,thankyou for confirmation.thankfully doesnt seem will be too expensive.apart from the probs it drives like a dream,is on the drive at present until could eliminate and get repaired.have asked a couple of garages with diff answers here seems to be the good place.thanks again i will let you know.

    lisa

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Oil in header tank indicates a blown head gasket this could also explain the hunting.The brakes might just need bleeding,while this is done you can check for fluid leaks.Shakey steering at a certain speed is wheel balancing,this is quite cheap to fix but it must be done at a tyre fitting garage.hope this helps,good luck.

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  • paulwillywil Apr 15, 2009

    no probs,hope you get it sorted.

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I think you have bought yourself a problem. Oil in coolant could be either engine or trans oil...generally you can tell by the colour. Abs can be easy, or expensive but remains an unknown 'till you get into it. Shake can be wheel balance but front end components need to be checked for wear and excessive play as well. Unless you bought this as a "project car" and paid very little for it, I'd think hard before doing repairs. Start with the high dollar stuff first so there are no surprises! If you are going to work on it yourself, it might pay to have a good diagnosis done before you even lift up a wrench. I know this may not be what you want to hear, but It may save you untold $ and headaches later!

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