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I have a 1992 vw passat, is geting hot and the antifreez is coming out, the expansion tank have something thik, brown and oily, what can be happening?

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Most likely you have problem with head gasket

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Sounds like a blown head gasket or cracked heads and the fluids are mixing. dont run! got looked at and fixed before its too late and internal engine damage occurs

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I have recently had the fan motor for the heater replaced on my 1999 Passat but still no hot air is coming from the heater or A/C can you help please?

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Opening the gas tank door

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I would highly suggest a pressure test to really pin point this leak. I can tell from diagram that the coolant expansion tank line goes right thru that area. I would also caution you to the obvious with this vehicle- everything is a tight fit and coolant leaking from the t-stat housing and or water pump could look similiar. I strongly suggest a pressure test to keep from throwing good money away.

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