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can anyone help me??, i have brown mayo looking deposits in the tank where i put my water (for the radiator). does this mean my headgasket is going ??. thanx
 

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Dip the oil and see if you have the same looking deposits. You probably will have, which I reckon means it is the head gasket gone.
 

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the dipstick is clean..but when i look in the oil filler cap it has gunky sort of ****e in there..... i take it the head gasket has gone and im looking a few hundred quid to fix it ??. :-(
 

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If the car has been used for stop start driving or very short runs it's not uncommon to find this. Dont write it off yet, Get a compression test done to make sure.
 

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If we looked at probability... I would say for defo head gasket.

If the mayo was on the dip or the oil filler cap, then perhaps with short distances yadda yadda....it might not be HGF.......but with it being on your expansion tank cap.. that says oil has got into your cooling system rather then condensation being the culprit with the oil. Short distances etc. would only give mayo, usually on the base of the dip stick, and sometimes around the thread of the filler cap.

While it is inportant to have it checked out with a compression test (Which you can do yourself) If I was a betting man.. I would say without doubt.. Head gasket I'm afraid. Until you have it sorted out, it would be unwise to drive it or risk further....more expensive damage.

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My SO's old 205 had brown sludge in the header tank, and it didn't have HGF. It did however seriously need it (the coolant) changing.
 
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