1998 DAEWOO LANOS

  • Tiny
  • rod 73
  • 1998 Daewoo Lanos

Engine Mechanical problem
1998 Daewoo Lanos 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual

coolant has just started to get into the oil cap has gone the milky colour looks quite thick, how long can it be driven for untill it can get into the mechanics to be repaired and is it dangerous to drive it around

Sunday, June 27th, 2010 AT 9:58 AM

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  • mhpautos
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Hi there,

If you do a lot of short trips, this just may be excessive condensation as the engine is not reaching normal operation temp to burn it off, if you are experiencing coolant loss, I would have the head check for a problem ASAP.

Mark (mhpautos)

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Sunday, June 27th, 2010 AT 10:02 AM
  • Tiny
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Could it be just the a gasket blown or would it be head s for sure , and is still ok to drive around

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Sunday, June 27th, 2010 AT 10:11 AM
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What you see is often just condensation, coolant in the oil will not just be in the cap it will start to turn the engine oil a thick coffee colour, if you have any doubts, get a head check done as this is a simple chemical test to prove exhaust gasses in the cooling system, a sure sign of a head or gasket problem, if this is the case it should be repaired ASAP.

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Sunday, June 27th, 2010 AT 10:21 AM

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