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> Loosing Coolant, Dont have a clue what can be.
Simonb30ire
post Feb 23 2013, 10:18 PM
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I have a problem. I Have Volvo V40 1999 petrol 1.8. A cpl weeks ago i saw that my car start be smoky. Smoke was white. so i check my coolant level and oil. my coolant level was dropped less then an minimum and oil color was creamy. So i was thinking that is head gasket. so i bring my car to mechanics. They check and told me that my water pump was broken not head gasket. so they change timing belt. water pump. of course new oil filter and new oil. When i collected my car seems was everything ok. (For mechanic paid 400euro). Drive back home about 10km. and my car for cpl days was standing. when i was planing to go to work and i started my car. I saw that again its to many smoke coming from tailpipe. i checked my coolant.Coolant level was just above the minimum and color was brownish. Oil color normal. So i don't have clue what happen now. Of course i will bring back car to mechanic who was fixing. But for my own knowledge what to know what can be. is it possible that wrong coolant. or its normal. I hope so maybe somebody from you had same problem.

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post Feb 24 2013, 08:56 AM
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Still giving you the symptoms of a damaged Head Gasket, isn't it ?

Watch and see if the white foaming doesn't again appear in your Oil after a few miles.

Has there been any reduction in the amount of white vapor coming from your exhaust ?

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QUOTE (Simonb30ire @ Feb 23 2013, 11:18 PM)
I have a problem. I Have Volvo V40 1999 petrol 1.8. A cpl weeks ago i saw that my car start be smoky. Smoke was white. so i check my coolant level and oil. my coolant level was dropped less then an minimum and oil color was creamy. So i was thinking that is head gasket. so i bring my car to mechanics. They check and told me that my water pump was broken not head gasket. so they change timing belt. water pump. of course new oil filter and new oil. When i collected my car seems was everything ok. (For mechanic paid 400euro). Drive back home about 10km. and my car for cpl days was standing. when i was planing to go to work and i started my car. I saw that again its to many smoke coming from tailpipe. i checked my coolant.Coolant level was just above the minimum and color was brownish. Oil color normal. So i don't have clue what happen now. Of course i will bring back car to mechanic who was fixing. But for my own knowledge what to know what can be. is it possible that wrong coolant. or its normal. I hope so maybe somebody from you had same problem.

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Simon

sounds like head gasket gone.
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post Feb 24 2013, 06:41 PM
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I spoke today with mechanic. and i told what happen. im bringing back car to him. and now he will fix it for free as im not planing to pay him any cent. as when i came first time to him i asked him to change head gasket but he change my timing belt and water pump.
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