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    Hi guys, well, after having found oil in my water, ive flushed it all through but its come straight back again so im guessing the head gasket is gone ?


    Also the engine management light has just come on, and it seemed to take a while to start.

    I was also having trouble with idleing and flat spots so decided to try clean the AFM and it was fine until today, could this have also caused the management light to come on ?


    Checked for codes and one of them that popped up was 0303 - misfire detected on cylinder 3. Now what would cause this ? Its not noticable at all when driving ?

    Thanks very much

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    The missfire is likely to be a failed spark plug. What were the other codes?

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    Hiya mate, the other code was P0170 Fuel Trim Malfunction (Bank 1)
    I thought it may have been the air flow meter with that code so I cleaned it out and it seemed fine all last night but now today it seemed to struggle to start and the eml is always on now, and it wasnt before ?

    Thanks very much

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    does the eml stay on after starting
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    Yes it does now mate, it didnt do until today even though it still showed the same fault codes.

    Thanks very much

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    Ok guys, well Ive had a mobile mechanic call round tonight as I didnt really want to drive it, he said the head gasket is fine !

    So what else could cause all this oil to get into my header tank ?

    The car doesnt smoke, doesnt loose water or oil, does not pressurize in the header tank, there is no 'mayo' on the oil filler cap or dipstick either.

    Ive flushed it all out and cleaned the bottle but the oil is back in the bottle again today so it must be coming from somewhere lol.

    Thanks very much

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    What engine is it, do you know if you have an oil cooler ?

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