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Author Subject: Head gasket or not head gasket
MarcMorley

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Location: carlisle

Registered: 05 Jan 2012

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Post #1
Hi, wondered if anyone could help. I’m buy no means a mechanic. (All the gear no idea)
I found froth in my dipstick(alarm bells) I also done a combustion test and the chemical turned yellow.
But when I done compression test I’m getting 175 to 180 readings on all pots and the leak down test is in the green. (all good) Could it be the heat exchanger/ oil cooler thing that the oil filter mounts to. Thanks in advance.

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MORLEY
Posted 7th Aug 2018 at 21:26
prism7guy

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Location: DoncastAAAAARGH

Registered: 13 Jan 2008

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Post #2
My heat exchanger once failed causing oil to get into the coolant.
To confirm i took the coolant pipes off the exchanger and used a joiner to connect them together then ran the engine, I put two hoses on the exchanger and ran them into an empty bottle. The bottle started to fill with oil which confirmed my suspicion.

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Goldie the track car.
Posted 7th Aug 2018 at 22:07
MarcMorley

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Location: carlisle

Registered: 05 Jan 2012

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Post #3
Epic idea, I’ll try that day after tomorrow. New part from Citroen is £266, still a little cheaper than a head gasket and less work. Thanks for now.

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MORLEY
Posted 8th Aug 2018 at 00:10
miki4

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Location: Cologne

Registered: 09 Nov 2015

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Post #4
Nice price. No need to buy a new one in my opinion. It's not common for them to fail and a used one should be easily available from a breakers.
Posted 8th Aug 2018 at 10:54
MarcMorley

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Location: carlisle

Registered: 05 Jan 2012

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Post #5
Thanks for replying. Are they on other 306s, because the scrappy up here, gti6s never make it into the yard to be broken.

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MORLEY
Posted 8th Aug 2018 at 11:33
miki4

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Post #6
They are not on all 306s. I believe they are only on GTI6s. Try Ryan aka pug_306 here in the forum. I guess, he can help you out!
Posted 8th Aug 2018 at 16:12
MarcMorley

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Location: carlisle

Registered: 05 Jan 2012

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Post #7
Kind of new that. I’ll get in touch with him after I try a little test. Thanks.

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MORLEY
Posted 8th Aug 2018 at 18:21

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