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    Hi guys
    this morning i found a thick mars like sludge in my coolant tank,does anyone have any ideas,thought the oil cooler may have given up the ghost?

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    Any water in the oil? Could be a head gasket too.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    there is no water at all in the oil,just the exspantion tak is full of mars like sludge

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    The oil coolers are right down in the middle of the vee, they were prone to failure on the older V6's, not too sure on the newer ones.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Sound like the oil cooler to me, The last 3.2s in the omegas are still failing so would suspect the cooler..

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    Yeah this does sound just like the oil cooler, mine went i thought i had a coolant leak and it turned out the cooler was bust.

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    I'd go for oil cooler first if not, head gasket(s).

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    Quote Originally Posted by byebyeitsagsi View Post
    Yeah this does sound just like the oil cooler, mine went i thought i had a coolant leak and it turned out the cooler was bust.
    Out of interest, how much was a new one?
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    ill let you know tomorrow!

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    Could'nt tell you i was lucky it was covered under a warranty i got with the car, i think the labour charges are more than the cost of the part though.

    I remember at the time it happened someone mentioned on here its common on the v6's.

    EDIT: Just found my old post almost 2 years ago. The technical name the dealer gave it was the heat exchanger more commonly known as oil cooler. It would'nt have been cheap if i had to pay, the top end was stripped down to get the cooler out from the gap in the middle of the V.
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