Water problem

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Sifo Dyas, Aug 30, 2003.

  1. Sifo Dyas

    Sifo Dyas Guest

    Mum's car: Put the dipstick in and it comes out with a load of creamy
    goo. Water in radiator is going down fast. What is this?
    Sifo Dyas, Aug 30, 2003
  2. Sifo Dyas

    Neil D Guest

    Sounds like the head gasket has gone. The creamy substance is water mixed
    with oil, which explains why the water in the radiator is going down. Sorry
    I couldn't give any better news,

    Neil D, Aug 30, 2003
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    SimonDS Guest

    £200! new gasket is £7, Skimming £25 and about 4 hours labour max.
    SimonDS, Sep 2, 2003
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    G.T Guest

    Plus the 8L of coolant (+/- nothing) and probably a new timing belt kit.
    You'll reach the £200 mark.
    G.T, Sep 4, 2003
  5. Sifo Dyas

    SimonDS Guest

    timing belt £15, coolant £4. Was quoted £140 to do a fiat punto recently.
    not that much difference in work load although where you live does effect
    the price so £200 may be reasonable in your neck of the woods. around here
    that's expensive.
    SimonDS, Sep 4, 2003
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    Anthony Guest

    Sounds like the head gasket is leaking there. You may also notice a drop in
    performance too.Sorry but that's an expensive job.

    Anthony, Sep 12, 2003
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