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Volvo d5 discolouration in water header tank and needs toping up but engine does not overheat and heater works fine could oil cooler cause this problem

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There is coolant that runs through it so u check the 2 hoses going to it

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SOURCE: VOLVO S60 2004 D5 3RD GEAR GEARBOX CRUNCH

Sounds as if a synchronizer is going out in 3rd gear, or 3rd gear maybe stripped. I would get it checked by a tranny (transmission) shop before it ended up costing you more money. There is a possibility that there may be some shavings on that gear as well, which would just need cleaned.

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SOURCE: oil in water header tank.

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.

Posted on Apr 14, 2009

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SOURCE: oil in radiator, car did not overheat

The oil cooler tank on the side of the radiator has cracked and allowed oil into the cooling system. Replace the radiator and you will need to flush the cooling system A LOT. and be careful driving it for a while, the mixture can take a long time to clear out of the head which can cause it to overheat.

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

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SOURCE: OIL IN RADIATER COOLER THE COLOUR IS BLACK NOT CHOCOLATE! PLEASE

if the car is automatic ,the oil in to radiator is it from gear box cooler wich one is part of radiator cooler

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SOURCE: My Volvo is overheating and mixes the engine oil

the oil that you are seeing may be transmission fluid if its an automatic,the transmission lines go through the radiator for cooling.if the radiator fails in that section ,it could be leaking into the antifreze,or you have a blown head gasket

Posted on Sep 21, 2009

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