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Matt, Mechanical Engineer
Category: UK Car
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Experience:  BEng hons Mech engineering, in auto industry 22 years
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Carl i have an ldv maxus and it was overheating and found

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hi Carl i have an ldv maxus and it was overheating and found black oil in the coolant resevoir, i have taken it to my garage and they have replaced the oil cooler, however while refilling the coolant they saw it was going straight to the sump, any ideas Carl as they don`t?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: UK Car
Expert:  Matt replied 2 years ago.
This could be a cracked cylinder head I'm afraid or possibly failed head gasket , however for the coolant to flow directly to the sump
the only other possiblity which wouldn't mean a new engine is required
is that the turbo housing may be cracked internally
If you remove the turbo oil drain pipe from the sump and then try filling the coolant again you should see any water thats drains through into the oil
if this is the cae then replace the turbo, drain and refresh the oil and hopefully that should be it
Expert:  Matt replied 2 years ago.
do you still need help?