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Loosing Coolant and Gas Test V60 2013

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Old Feb 9th, 2019, 17:41   #1
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Hi Lads,

I have a 2013 V60 1.6D Engine Type D4162T
Got a coolant light before christmas so topped it up straight away. And then the light started to appear close to every 100 miles worth of driving (when engine had got to decent temp) Checked over the hoses all look good nick and dry, checked around the side cant see any obvious leaks.

So decided to do a gas test with one of those chemical kits.

It was inconclusive until i got the coolant temp up to around 80 after a short drive and tested again to get gas properly through it. It then came back with yellow meaning exhaust gases detected - not ideal i know.

So what im asking is what is next steps, is there anything this can be bar the head ? Does this need head stripped and skimmed ? is this common on this engine type. Absolute pain only have the car a year.

Can i just change the Gasket itself without skim? Its not loosing oil

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Old Feb 10th, 2019, 16:07   #2
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very common for head gaskets also water pumps leaking
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Old Feb 17th, 2019, 12:38   #3
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Okay so I'm replacing the head gasket. Will get a head gasket kit and replace and seals provided in it.

As part of it going to replace the water pump and thermostat whilst I'm in there.

Replacing he head bolts too and the oil return valve

Is there any other things I'm missing whilst I have it open.
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