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200tdi high oil, low water

Discussion in '200 TDi' started by ivancrx, Dec 10, 2018.

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  1. ivancrx

    ivancrx Well-Known Member

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    Just been and had a look and it isn't a crack, I have just given it a quick wipe with some scotch bite
    I wish it was so at least I would know why.

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    ivancrx Well-Known Member

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    Well I have thrown caution to the wind as it were and got a replacement engine, well most of one.

    I have dropped the head off the replacement and it will need stripping and cleaning but what has me confused is why anyone would use copper slip on the head bolts or have I missed a trick here?
     
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    Some people are in love with copaslip and will use it on everything and anything, I hate the crappy stuff, make everything messy for no good reason when ordinary grease will do just fine.

    I cant remember if 200 head bolts are dry or lubed and I would hazard a guess thats what they have used it for.
     
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    Colthebrummie Well-Known Member

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    I never grease head bolts, just get them as clean as possible or use new.

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    ivancrx Well-Known Member

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    I was always on the impression that they go in dry (blatant innuendo insert here), or at most a light coat of machine oil.
     
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    Should be ‘lightly oiled’.
     
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    Yeh a light oiling but lots of grease risks a compression crack
     
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