DO I HAVE A BLOWN HEAD GASKETT?

  • Tiny
  • msmccorkle
  • 2002 Volkswagen GTI
  • 140,000 miles

My coolant disappears 5 minutes after driving and my oil pressure light comes on once I get to about 15 mph. I checked the oil and it was milky. I don't want to know the answer here but do I have a blown head gaskett?
I would also like to know if this is where all my coolant is going.(Into the engine). Thanks.

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No bad news.

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Saturday, November 12th, 2011 AT 12:01 PM

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  • Tiny
  • Wrenchtech
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Could be. Could also be a cracked head. It needs to be looked into further.

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Saturday, November 12th, 2011 AT 1:09 PM
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  • F4I_guy
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Check the oil cooler. It's very common for oil coolers to have internal leaks. Do NOT replace the engine or headgasket without first doing a leakdown or compression test. If it is the headgasket, your engine will fail a leakdown test.

But first, look at the oil cooler.

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Thursday, November 17th, 2011 AT 11:53 PM

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