Question about 2006 Fiat Pininfarina

1 Answer

Car overheating and mixing water with oil

Hi my car tends to overheat and recently i found out that it had started mixing water with oil plus releasing white smoke from the exhaust pipe. what could be the exact problem and how much will i spend to repair it. thanks a lot. Lawrence-Mitcham. eurointeriors784gmail.com

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    New Friend:

    An expert that has 1 follower.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

You have blown the head gasket. Also, you may have warped the head if it's aluminum which will happen due to ignoring the issue of overheating...which eventually caused the "blown head gasket". So, it sounds like you have 2 issues to resolve. 1) Why was it tending to overheat? Stuck thermostat, water pump issue or??? 2) Repairing the cylinder head or replacing it if warped badly, if your lucky it's just a blown head gasket. Allowing a overheating vehicle to be in service without solving that the overheating can lead to MANY other expensive problems.

Posted on Feb 12, 2014

Ad

2 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad
  • 2309 Answers

SOURCE: white smoke comes out of exshaust

white smoke is an indicator of coolant leaking into the combustion, so a leak down test

Posted on Oct 30, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Overheating engine


how is the oil level of the engine ?
Also could be a faulty thermostat in the cooling system .

May 20, 2015 | 2004 Kia Rio

4 Answers

Can a blown head gasket cause a car to over heat


Hi, i will try and answer as best i can.YES because when there is a leak between the combustion chamber and water jacket, the compression pressure now fills the cooling system with hot air + because of the pressure in the coolant system the radiator has no flow through it, hense the engine will overheat
hope this helps a little

Aug 12, 2014 | 2004 Saab 9-3

1 Answer

2000 Toyota Avalon start car idles at 2000 rpms then starts to overheat.


First thing first, change your radiator thermostat, but make sure someone does it after the car is completely cooled down. Youll need to replace or top off the radiator fluid. If you are mixing the radiator fluid , make sure to use distilled water if it is concentrated fluid and asks for water. There are too many minerals in spring or tap water. If your car really is overheating,its a must to change your oil asap. A took an auto shop course where the instructor said that when a car overheats, the engine oil breaks down and deteriorates, and becomes no good. Everytime your car overheats= oil no good.
also check and make sure your radiator resevoir is full to the right line cuase maybe it just needs new fluid or if its been 50 -70k on the same radiator fluid, I would have it flushed, there could just be an air bubble in the line.

Mar 02, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

2002 PT Cruiser-overheating, loosing antifreeze by boiling out, thermostat was replaced but didn't fix the problem. Doesn't overheat when driving steadily 40-75 mph, but tends to overheat after driving a...


you need to eliminate one thing at a time and this is how . inspect the oil cap where you put oil into your car and make sure there is no white discolouration build up on the underside of the cap (if there is this can indicate water has mixed with the oil head-gasket leaking )the water pump can be checked after the car has been running for a few mins by feeling any rubber water hoses going to and from the radiator both should be about the same temp . The fan will come into play after the motor has reached a higher temp and can be seen spinning if not they are at fault .a inspection of the water reserve tank should prove to be clean and not contain any oily build up if so it might be contaminated by oil ( head gasket leaking ) you may need to flush the coolant system mainly the radiator by using a chemical wash to help unblock any build up .

Nov 18, 2017 | 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser

1 Answer

How would i know if my overheating problem in my 97 Geo Metro Prizm is a radiator, water pump, blown head gasket, cracked head or a thermostat problem. is there some way i can check for this?


Oil and coolant mixed usually means the engine is damaged.
Blown head gasket, or cracked block - head.
You may have coolant in the engine oil too.
I would not drive it.

Jul 25, 2012 | 1997 Geo Prizm

1 Answer

My 2003 Ford focus blew a head gasket a while back. I got fixed that, changed out the water pump, thermostate, water resevoir, and a few hoses. It started to overheat again, but the thermostate wasn&#


If you got a blown head gasket, water is getting mixed with your oil, pretty much ruining it, and your oil's viscosity will be affected, causing oil pressure to drop and your light turns on.

How do you know your car is overheating if it's not showing in your gauge?

When replacing blown gaskets there are a few things that is best to do, like sandblasting the heads, clean, scrape block and use proper torque an sequence, only removing old gasket and placing new ones won't fix the issue, those gaskets go through extreme conditions, expansion, temp changes, etc, they need to be put mindfully. I mention this because it seems you changed a lot and ended up with the original issue...

If your gasket is blown you need to fix that asap, then identify where is your coolant leak/blockage that causes alleged overheating, doing a coolant flush might help. Good luck.

Mar 10, 2017 | 2003 Ford Focus

1 Answer

Overheats, and wont switch gears at times.


Well overheating and not starting are possibly 2 different issues. Oil is not the cause of overheating. Thermostat, water pump, electric fans and viscous fan are causes for overheating plus the sensors that control the fans. Not starting could be caused by the overheating but most likely its a fuel or ignition issue.

Jul 29, 2009 | 1997 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

2 Answers

Been over-heating and found sludge in engine coolant


hi maybe i can help you when you find sludge in either the water or oil it means that you have a bad head gasket and the fluids are mixing

Jan 30, 2009 | 1991 Toyota Pickup

1 Answer

1990 nissan sentra overheating


it sounds like a water pump not circulating antifreeze properly

Dec 10, 2008 | 1990 Nissan Sentra

2 Answers

Overheating


its under the throttle body near the coil pack

Nov 18, 2008 | 1996 Ford Windstar

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

169 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Fiat Experts

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22326 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

78238 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

Are you a Fiat Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...