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overheating - head gasket or oil cooler?

Postby Richyhawes on Sun May 03, 2020 2:50 pm

Hi everybody, I'm a new member and have a problem with my frontera 2.2 diesel 1999. I've had it for 10 years and she's been a good old gal. However, the other day the top radiator hose blew out and then the car overheated. I've repaired the hose but it's still overheating and I had assumed that this was the gasket that had gone but looking at your forum I'm now not sure. It's used up 1 litre of oil and there is a lot of oil in the coolant but there doesn't appear to be any coolant in the oil. The oil cap is just oily, it doesn't have any creamy sludge at all. Does anyone have any opinions about how I can identify if it is the oil cooler or the head? Really appreciate any help you can give. Cheers, Richard
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Re: overheating - head gasket or oil cooler?

Postby robbie on Sun May 03, 2020 10:36 pm

Do a sniff test for head gasket, but normally oil in water is said to be oil cooler
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