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Oil in radiotor water

Hi there, i had a new radiator and head gasket fitted to my 106 bout 9 months ago. I,ve noticed oil leaking from the engine and there is alot of oil in the radiator water too. Has it gone again already?

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  • blondevix Jun 18, 2009

    When it first went the radiator kept leaking water so i paid someone (which i now realise was a cowboy) to replace the radiator and do the head gasket which cost me a packet. The car is not over heating and the radiator is still holding water. I noticed oil under the car but since then i've checked the oil level a couple of times and the level is fine.but i have alot of oil in the radiator water. Apart from that that the car is running fine. I also had new brakes and that, just over a year ago and now they feel like they are grinding and squeaking alot. I'm not having much luck with this car. whats your verdict. i appreciate you taking the time to help me out as i know nothing about cars being a woman and all that lol.



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Yes.It has.You should have leveled the gasket at a machine shop,have you done that?If not then that's why.

Posted on Jun 17, 2009

  • heeman mohun Jun 18, 2009

    Ok what you have to watch are these:

    - Check if you find water coming out through the exhaust - if not that means your gasket is fine as water is not going into the combustion chamber.

    -For the brake pads you have to watch your mileage you have covered since they were last change till now,does not matter if it's a year, as wear and tear occurs the more the car is being used.

    -Now if there is not water coming through the exhaust even when engine is at high rev, then the head gasket is not leaking.Do rev the engine to test for water, that is important else water gets stuck in the silencer and will pass this test.

    -Now if I was you I would drain the water from the cooling system and put clean one.Then run the car for a week or so and re-check the water for oil in it.If there is none then you are lucky..

    -If you find water again then this means that oil from the engine is leaking into your cooling system.May be who ever did this job miss something somewhere if you never has this problem before.This is just an assumption and don't blame the mecanic...Now for the oil that is leaking it could be anything from the basement of the engine,maybe the bolt where oil is normally drained has not been tightened properly or some seal might have been missed.

    To summarise I would advise you pay a little bit extra when it comes to do head gasket repairs and it will save you money over the long run.Hope this helps.



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