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Cat P5000 forklift head gasket failure

This machine had a new head gasket installed as well as having the head machined last fall. after less than 100 hrs of use, coolant showed up again in the engine oil, so back it went to the shop where they confirmed the head gasket failed with a pressure test. New gasket, head machined again, and now, less than 30 hrs of use later, I've got coolant in the engine oil! This unit has never over-heated, so I don't know why this has happened for the third time. Is there something else responsible for this that is not being addressed? Crankcase breather filter is new. Is the head being improperly machined? Your thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

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You should have the head it's self pressure tested when it is off the engine it may cracked .

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SOURCE: Oil leaking into coolant -- not head gasket

check the transmission condenser or oil cooler built in the radiator..

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SOURCE: coolant blowing out of radiator into overflow bottle at start up.

Typically would not overheat until enough coolant was lost. Find out if they mag fluxed the heads, or had it done. A lot of shops rebuild without doing this step as it's expensive. If they got a rebuilt head, again they need to know if it was mag-fluxed.
It's harder to mag flux the block while in the vehicle and assembled.

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