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andrea29
post Oct 20 2012, 12:11 PM
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Hi, just bought an S90 and I have noticed there is alot of oil in the coolant tank. Anyone know what the damage is (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sad.gif)
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post Oct 20 2012, 12:33 PM
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is the oil on the dipstick all emulsified too, if so I would be suspecting head gasket.
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post Oct 20 2012, 01:29 PM
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there is a bit on the dipstick....looks like I got a duff car (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sad.gif)
Thanks for the reply Grendel....Marillion fan by any chance??
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post Oct 20 2012, 03:07 PM
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no way before that - we did beowulf in english literature at school - our english teacher read it in old english.
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post Oct 20 2012, 09:34 PM
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QUOTE (andrea29 @ Oct 20 2012, 02:29 PM)
there is a bit on the dipstick....looks like I got a duff car (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sad.gif)
Thanks for the reply Grendel....Marillion fan by any chance??

flush out your engine,get an engine flush,check the fluid level in your gearbox,if this is an auto gearbox,as you have hoses to the radiator from your gearbox it does not mix with the water ,as it is on the other side of the water,but is you get a hole in that part of the radiator your fluid can mix with the water,so oil in the water, so if it is flushed out ,you can then check if you are losing fluid from the gearbox,and not from the engine,if that was the case ,then you change the radiator,but after doing an engine flush,do a compression test,that will tell you,if your head gasket has gone.and check your spark plugs,if water is going into the bores for your pistons.

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post Oct 21 2012, 09:47 AM
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Thank-you...I am going to phone the garage where I got it from. I only did 24 miles in it!
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