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The coolant should not expire any time soon. If it is not in an automobile being used, it is not degrading. With the cap on it, there is nothing contaminating it. From what I was just reading, there is no practical expiration if kept in the original container.


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When the word coolant is used in can mean a couple of things. Coolant made up of antifreeze and water out of your household tap, 50-50 solution, would last for around 3 years. Coolant made up of antifreeze and distilled (de-ionised) water, 50-50 solution, should last for around 5 years. Because of the nonsense surrounding 'coolants' always adhere to the ...


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One very real cause of 'oil' in the cooling system is that the oil cooler for your transmission is part of the cooling system radiator. A small oil-cooler oil leak into the radiator may very well be your problem. Is your trans fluid going down?


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No, the car is not garbage. But it does need a head gasket replaced, or possibly has a cracked head. In worst case, the engine block is damaged, and the engine will need replaced. Repairing the problem (hopefully only the gasket) and flushing and re-filling the coolant and oil should be all that's needed.


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From the position you suggest it does point to the water pump leaking. The timing belt is replaced with the water pump, as is the water pump is replaced with the timing belt as a matter of good practice, because the two parts are together on the front of the engine. This avoids any unnecessary labour costs if the one or other of the components fails, or ...


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In direct answer to your question... no, there's probably nothing you can try before you invest in a head gasket. There are two possibilities here. No, there are three. First is that your motor oil is entering the water jacket through a breach in the head gasket - the motor oil is under higher pressure than the coolant should ever be, so it'd pressurize ...


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It's most likely a headgasket. When they fail in a certain way, they allow exhaust gases to get into the coolant circuit instead of escaping out the exhaust valves like the Lord intended. Only way to be sure is to have a compression test done by a workshop. If you're lucky, they'll do it for free, otherwise it's not an expensive or long procedure. They just ...


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Thanks! And i know the situation sounds ridiculous... To be honest, i was parking and thought my foot was on the brake but it was on the gas...LOL. And the car from the outside actually looks as though nothing happened (other than the blinker light falling out hah) Anyway, thanks for your input! So much! Didnt think Id actually get a response, let alone ...


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Not totally, but this is definitely going to be an expensive lesson in learning where your tires are from the driver's seat. That must've been one heck of a curb, if you banged the front of the car hard enough to damage the radiator and blow fan blades off. Actually, the fan blades more than likely tore up the radiator on their way off, but still - they're ...


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There are quite a few parts on the front end of a Beamer that could be damaged to lose fluid. Engine radiator being the most obvious, but also the rad expansion tank, AirCon condenser rad, power steering reservoir, power steering hoses across the front subframe, even the screen wash reservoir on the right hand side, and the engines sump. Have you considered ...


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The best solutions is to drain the oil and replace the oil filter to prevent damage to your car. Then fill it with new and clean oil. As antifreeze is harmful for the engine and can cause lots of smoke and can overfill the oil capacity in engine.


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Lexus/Toyota have a machine that flushes all of the lubrication system. It is fitted to the vehicle by a hose and adaptor placed at the sump plug hole. A second adaptor is placed in place of the oil filter, again with hose. When connected up and running it flushes the system with fluid, then gas, and then oil. It was devised primarily for their hybrid ...


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You need to drain the oil (let it drain as completely as possible) and put new oil inane run the engine. If you see it come back as a "chocolate milk" looking mixture, you need to change the oil again. This may take several tries (two or three) to get it all out. You need to change the filter with each attempt as well. The reason this is important is because ...



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