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Leaking head gasket

Can i do more damage by driving with a blowen head gasket. my car is a passat diesel. there is oil in my coolant

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YES! Anti freeze can cause the pistons to sieze in the block & require major machining or wearing it to the point of needing more than just a gasket, you could end up needing an entire engine. The repairs need to be made immediately & the oil system will need to be flushed as part of the repair process if only the head gasket is replaced. good luck

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Yes you can. it will actally start to leak the antifreeze into your oil and it will take out all your main bearings... not to mention that it will make your block and headgasket get pitted from the leak.

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The head gasket is most likely not blown.Check the oil cooler this is by far the most common problem we find. Is there pressure coming from the exp tank? www.GermanCarDepot.com

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Do this with the engine cool and be prepared to catch some coolant in a pan.

Remove the 2 coolant hoses from the oil cooler and attach them together using a 5/8 inch straight heater hose connector. You are bypassing the oil cooler temporarily. Wipe the oil cooler clean so you can clearly see any leaks develop.

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Don't worry about the cooler being disconnected while the car is running, but I do recommend reconnecting the cooler if you have to drive it even if you find it to be leaking.

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