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Either you havent flushed the cooling system out properly ,or the oil cooler has packed up ,their is a oil cooler radiator of sorts that the oil filter screws onto ,these often leak ,just remove the water pipes and join them together with a small piece of copper pipe ,then if you see oil coming out of the water pipes fit a new cooler

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Make sure it isnt just that someone has mixed the coolants.You cant mix the type of coolants.You can only use g12.if the coolant looks like a chocalate milkshake it is because coolants have been mixed.flush the cooling system the put in g12.

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