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OIL IN COOLANT, PLEASE HELP!!!

Discussion in 'Leon Mk2' started by Hammy786, May 16, 2018.

  1. Hammy786

    Hammy786 New Member

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    Hey peeps, I hope you are all well, I decided to create an account to get to the bottom of my issues.

    I've used this forum in the past to figure out problems I was having with my old Seat and it helped me massively, its a great community and everyone is super helpful - thank you!

    I just bought my 2nd Seat Leon FR TDI after the 1st one's engine packed in - something broke off one of the cylinders and hit one of the fuel injectors and some other things inside the engine and lodged itself in the EGR valve. This all happened while I was down in England visiting a couple of my mates (I live in Scotland). I took the car to a garage in Manchester (VW specialists) and they charged me £454 to replace the EGR valve and the intercooler pipes. I got the car back and it was misfiring (they advised me not to drive it but I had to get back home. I drove it back to Scotland and took it to another garage to discover that the engine was basically gone - £1500 fix so I just bought a newer one with less miles and a tad more power.

    Anyways, this new one has oil in the coolant tank, there is an oil leak coming from somewhere at the front left of the engine, there is no heat coming from the heater and on cold mornings (pretty much everyday in Scotland) the engine ticks over for about 4 - 8 seconds before starting, when it does start there is a little bit of white smoke that comes from the exhaust - but no smoke during driving.
    Its a Seat Leon FR TDI mk2 2007 plate, its had a DPF delete, EGR delete and stage 1 remap (I bought it like this). I'm not entirely sure if all the problems are related, I also read somewhere here that it could be a head gasket - oil in coolant would suggest that - but the temp gauge sits at 50 for the first hour of driving and then gradually sits at a steady 90 no matter how long I drive the car. Another thing it could possibly be is a blocked heater matrix but before I start spending daft money I would massively appreciate it if you could point me in the right direction.

    It's just passed an MOT this week - only problem was the offside rear shock absorber had some oil leaking from it, nothing major.

    Thank you!
    Hammy
     
  2. Rusty2k

    Rusty2k Full Member

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    You should be able to visually identify where the oil is leaking from.

    As for the cooling system, if you aren't confident enough to roll up your sleeves and start doing some diagnostic work then you're best off giving it to a garage to diagnose. Doing a compression test and checking the oil cooler would be logical first steps. Also check if the cooler for the EGR circuit is still fitted and plumbed in.
     
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  3. Hammy786

    Hammy786 New Member

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    Thanks for the advice, much appreciated! :)
     

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