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Oil in coolant reserve??

Discussion in 'Leon Mk2 (2006-2012)' started by Jasonox, Jun 19, 2016.

  1. cunningham85

    cunningham85 Active Member

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    Whats a bypass check? are you running the car by passing the oil cooler? will any damage happen as a result?
     
  2. Jasonox

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    This was the words of a garage I'm taking it tomorrow, it'll show within half an hour or so if the oil cooler is leaking or not

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  3. Jasonox

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    So this is what the garage has done to my car, said drive it for a couple of days to see if any oil comes out from the holes (oil cooler bypass) and if it does that means the oil cooler is the issue! Otherwise it means the head gasket is weaping and will need replacing.. Working late tonight so will have to give it a run tomorrow sometime [​IMG]

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  4. cunningham85

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    Cool Jason,

    Keep me updated please, its the only niggle I have with my car and looking to sell next year and I don't think anyone would buy it with this issue
     
  5. Jasonox

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    I understand the annoyance lol I've just paid 500 for a reconditioned turbo charger and other bits and bobs that have gone wrong

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    Oh and a new ecu as my old one kept flashing up all sorts of lights on the dash and turning the fan on before even have the engine running

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  7. cunningham85

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    Wow how long have you had the car? Ive had mine a year and all ive done is replace the front tyres and put a new radiator on. Im going to scratch an itch and get and impreza next year as ill no longer require a diesel
     
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    Cars will never be cheap no mater what kind you have lol

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  9. Jasonox

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    Not looking good, think as I've spent so much on repairs already I may aswell look at a reconditioned engine stead of repairing head as may develop more problems for the same kinda money

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  10. cunningham85

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    What no oil coming out the cooler?
     
  11. Jasonox

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    None what so ever, has to be slightest leak in the head gasket causing the oil

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    #31 Jasonox, Jun 29, 2016
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    Surely a skim and new gasket isn't going to be much. Up here its like 40 quid for the skim then parts maybe 150 for belt gasket and water pump then maybe 200 for labour?
     
  13. cunningham85

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    just throw in some steal seal and see if it does anything
     
  14. Jasonox

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    Yeah that's always a possibility but taking half the engine apart on one of these apperantly is a big job itself and will cost tons in labour alone

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  15. cunningham85

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    tried anything else ? any further forward?
     
  16. Jasonox

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    Well since Ive had my oil cooler bypassed surprisingly no oil come through to my coolant since cleaning the tank out so dropped a dish washer tablet into the coolant and ran it for few days, had it flushed today and oil cooler put back to normal. So if the oil starts polluting my water again it must be the oil cooler in my opinion time will tell

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  17. cunningham85

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    great news Jason. Im really needing to get mine fixed as I want to sell and get an impreza and I cant sell it with losing coolant and oil droplets. keep me updated please mate
     
  18. Jasonox

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    Yeah I may think about trading in too lol

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  19. Jasonox

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    Well after driving the car less than 5 minutes since garage replaced the pipes on oil cooler this is the water over night.... Surly this means it's the oil cooler causing the problem and not the head gasket [​IMG]

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    110 pounds later new oil cooler fitted... Fingers crossed lol

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