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Oil in water, mk4 golf gt tdi 115

Hi all, i have a golf gt tdi which recently the coolant light came on the dash and also telling me to stop. Checked the header tank to find oil in the water, but not vice versa, oil level has gone down a fraction. never had overheating probs, no coolant coming out the exhaust. done some research to find golf have common oil cooler problems, has anyone else had this problem, or has anyone changed one before? i think its a better idea of me doing the oil cooler first for £45 before doing the head gasket for £650, need some advice tho, any help will be much appreciated, many thanks

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The most cheapest way is as follow: Disconect the hoses from the oil cooler and connect them together.Clean coolant system from the oil and drive about 20 miles.Check again coolant system.If there is oil-change cylinder head gasket.If not-change oil cooler.If you are in London go to see Hall service centre N17 Ferry lane next to Hall subway station-Tottenham.Tell Duane -Sabo send me here.

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