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Re: Head gasket?
« Reply #15 on: 22 March 2024, 20:40:32 »

MarkDTM did explain how/why it fails without mixing oil. Something to do with where the oil and coolant galleries are in the engine. It's one of the few engines where it will run indefinitely as long as you keep it topped up with water.
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Re: Head gasket?
« Reply #16 on: 22 March 2024, 21:59:14 »

Mine was leaking coolant into the driver's side rear cylinder, once the engine was turned off due to a rotten gasket. No other symptoms other than a slow but persistent water loss and a steam cleaned spark plug.


The passenger side gasket didn't look any better, but wasn't leaking.
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Re: Head gasket?
« Reply #17 on: 15 May 2024, 17:12:59 »

To update my thread here...it was head gasket on UK driver's side, although the other gasket wasn't much better.
Owning an Omega takes an entire man, as you know. It cost me an arm and a leg to put her into state she is now, and I had to sell my kidney to pay for head gasket fix so....I'm just a pieces of a man I used to be now... ;D
For the first time I own Omegas there is no coolant leak
But I like her, hopefully it will last 5 more years to be a proper oldtimer with minimal insurance and used only for summer sunday runs. Then I'll have to buy something else, but untill then I really like old faithfull barge.
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