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Should i have pressure in water tank when just done a run of 20 miles,,when i release it or it it head problem c180 ,,2005 slight cream on oil filler cap to

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Seems to be water mixed with oil check engine oil remove dipstick and check how the oil condition if the oil same as soon as possible get in to experience technician to find how the water mixed with oil possibly by the oil cooler, is this information helped you? please vote me and leave a comment.

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