Question about 1995 Volvo 850
How I find out if it's head gasket, cracked engine block or radiator ... or something else?
If forced to guess, I'd have to say head gasket...but, could be cracked head also (can't really tell unless you tear it down, but to do the repair, either way that's what you need to do.) If residue was reddish, it could be the trans cooler in the radiator but it's not, so rule out radiator. Make sure you flush out system and change hoses during job ... oil softens them and makes them prone to failure. Even if head does not appear to be cracked, have it checked for warpage, sometimes they twist when overheated. Cracked blocks are rare...I would not be concerned unless engine was frozen during winter.
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