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Old 12-20-2001, 08:45 PM
psfred psfred is offline
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Oil dribble into the coolant in a bad head gasket most of the time. I'm watching mine (on a trip to Florida this week) to see if it is still collecting or just left over from when the rad blew (new rad when I got the car).

If Block Sealant fixed the oil leak, the gasket sealed enough to prevent the oil leak, but is now to the stage you need a new gasket.

I've heard the Elring gasket is a problem, use the other suppiers (name forgotten at the moment!)

The original head was a problem -- warped even in normal use, and cracked when overheated, sometimes without overheating. Replacement is MUCH better -- all rebuilt motors come with new head.

1972 220D ?? miles
1988 300E 200,012
1987 300D Turbo killed 9/25/07, 275,000 miles
1985 Volvo 740 GLE Turobodiesel 218,000
1972 280 SE 4.5 165, 000 - It runs!
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