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Nissan x trail 2006. 130,000 miles Help! Driving home a few

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Nissan x trail 2006. 130,000 miles
Help! Driving home a few days ago up a gradient when i noticed a sudden loss of power followed by clouds of white smoke coming from exhaust. Pulled over, turned off engine, steam from under bonnet then radiator 'exploded'. Engine did eventually stop.
Recoverd back home by breakdown. Dipped the sump but no oil on dipstick.
I have just removed sump plug and drained remainder of oil (mobil 3000 syn) and recovered about 1 1/2 litres. Was told maybe common rail has gone but no smell of diesel from sump oil. Could it be turbo seals ?
Purchased car 5 months ago from a garage who supplied (via 3rd party) a years warranty up to £250 ! for drive train.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: UK Car
Expert:  Eric replied 1 year ago.


I am sorry that you have not been helped yet. I just came online and saw your question

Description of what happened and what you found on initial inspection points to either the engine oil cooler failing or a headgasket letting go. You need to check for oil and coolant mixed in the oil cooler and replace if found. If ok, you need to do a Block test to check for a blown headgasket

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