My car has over 500,000 miles on it

  • 1983 VOLVO 245
  • 500 MILES
My car has over 500,000 miles on it. There is coolant in the oil; there are whitish globs of gunk in the oil and on the filler cap and dipstick. There is also engine grime and small amounts of waxy off-gray slime in the coolant overflow/filler tank (specifically, in a ring on the inside of the filling hole). I am willing to do a good amount of work in order to fix these problems. I am pretty sure that there is a problem with the head gasket. What should I do?
Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 AT 5:10 AM

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It sounds like the head gasket is bad and needs replacement. I am giving you a walk through diagnostic to help you sort through it. Ignore the fact that it is for a chevy as that is only pertaining to the fact that is has an oil cooler that caused problems and appeared to be a failed head gasket. Read all the other material though as it will explain about a bad head gasket and oil in the coolant.
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Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 AT 5:15 AM

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