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05 vw caddy. oil is leaking into coolant

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This sounds like the oil cooler is faulty .you will need to replace this and then wash out collant system

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Have u checked the headgasket ? Simple compression test will give a good indication. Remember a low compression can also indicate some valve problem.

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If it's a diesel you have a leaking inter cooler if it's automatic your transmission cooler is going bad, the radiator will have to be re-cored if it has one.

Posted on Jun 26, 2009

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