CAN A FAULTY COIL PACK BE MISDIAGNOSED AS A HEAD GASKET?

  • Tiny
  • danihuds
  • 2002 Peugeot 206
  • 65,000 miles

I broke down on the motorway when my car began to lose power. I couldn't accelerate and when I pulled off and slowed down the car was chugging and almost bouncing. At the scene the recovery driver diagnosed it as a head gasket problem because there was water in the oil and a orangey gunge. His garage then quoted me for the repair to which I said I couldn't afford. They then phone me later saying that it's not the head hasket at all, it's a faulty coil pack.
Does this sound plausible? I'm a bit suspicious.

The Engine managment light was on prior to this happening if that has anything to do with it.

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 AT 4:43 PM

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  • Tiny
  • cadieman
  • Member

NO IF WATER IS IN THE OIL IT WILL LOOK LIKE PUDDING AND BE TAN YOU WILL HAVE TO REPLACE THE HEAD AND THE GASKET. YOU SHOULD HAVE PULLED OVER. YOU KEEP DRIVING NOW YOULL HAVE TO PAY TO REPAIR THE ENGINE.

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Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 AT 5:12 PM

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