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Engine oil jelly-like

Discussion in 'TD5' started by tom1979, Feb 15, 2020.

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  1. tom1979

    tom1979 Well-Known Member

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    yeah 45mins in the parts washer and it’s brand new. I was losing coolant but every time I checked I found a leak so assumed it was that. Then noticed my oil level high so assumed injector seals... but no fuel coming up and found the coolant in there.

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    Engine flush will do jack if coolant is getting into the oil :rolleyes:
     
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    That's what I was thinking. I would suspect the oil cooler but from what I've read it's always the other way around - oil in the coolant.
     
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    Yep from what i've read that is also the case.

    Pulling the head on a TD5 isn't too difficult, the hardest part is lifting the head off without an engine crane :eek:
     
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    There's no oil in the fuel cooler so I wouldn't think so. We did do the head gasket around November time, I don't know if that's disturbed anything
     
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    Can anyone suggest any other causes of coolant in the oil? Thinking of just swapping the head
     
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    Just to update this, I fitted a tested and skimmed head about a month ago - problem solved. I got the old head tested and they found multiple cracks!
     
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    Thanks for the update, very few take the time...
     
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