Question about 2001 Volkswagen Passat
When you get that milkshake look inside the engine in the oil thats an indication your leaking coolant thru the head gasket. If no coolant leaks can be found and white smoke comes out the tailpipe especially on cold starts then your going to have to get it looked at to be sure..
Posted on Jul 15, 2010
HI. If your car is equipped with an engine oil cooler that uses coolant to operate, this would be a good place to start (This is a big issue in some GM vehicles). Sometimes an engine oil cooler can act like a one way valve. When the engine is not running but is still hot, the cooling system will have about 15-20 pounds of residual pressure forcing coolant into the engine. This problem can be repaired by replacing the engine oil cooler. Once the oil cooler has been replaced you must replace the engine oil and filter and recheck for the conditions once more. There are three remaining causes for coolant in the motor oil, and they all require you to dismantle the engine. This can be tricky because the repair overlaps and it is difficult to tell which one is causing the problem. Example: A mechanic has told you that the cylinder head is cracked, or warped, and as they start disassembling, they discover that the culprit was the intake manifold gasket. It's up to the honesty of the repair shop to tell the customer that the cost of the repair will be less. Or the opposite can happen. Example: Your tech has discovered that your engine has a blown head gasket; Once the disassembling is complete, they inform you that the head gasket is ok, and the cylinder has been pressure checked and is ok. This will isolate the engine block as the failure and must be replaced to repair the problem, which can be very expensive. The point is to always start by checking the intake gasket first on V6, V8 and V10 engines; Then the cylinder head gaskets and cylinder heads. Finally; The engine block.
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