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  1. clutchman-2008

    clutchman-2008 Corsa c specialist

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    hi all,wondering if anyone technical can help,i have a 2007model 1.2 corsa,it keeps turning the engine oil creamy,not just a little on the cap.ive had the oil changed and flushed and within 100 miles its creamy again.its got no head gasket symptoms and has only covered 11000 miles.does anyone know of any other way the oil and water could mix on one of these engines????
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    Doesn't the corsa suffer from cold engines leading to "creamy" oil?
  3. mike_r

    mike_r VxON Club Member VxON Club Member

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    Do you do short journeys every day? Could be a possiblilty that the oil doesnt get to the correct tempurature and the 'mayo' builds up
  4. clutchman-2008

    clutchman-2008 Corsa c specialist

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    yeah they do but ive seen that many times and this is a bit more serious,put it this way if you were looking at buying it you would say it had head gasket failure and walkm away
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    mike_r VxON Club Member VxON Club Member

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    thats all i can suggest im afraid, i've very limited knowledge on cars!

    Hope you get it sorted!
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    tonyp5467 vxon hobbit

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    sounds like you'd be better off getting it sniff tested at a garage to see if the headgasket is on its way out
  7. clutchman-2008

    clutchman-2008 Corsa c specialist

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    the car has been tested at a vauxhall dealer and it has no problems head gasket wise,compression is fine and its had a sniff test and is perfect,somehow oil and water are mixing,could it possibly be mixing via the water pump and timing chain cover?
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    tonyp5467 vxon hobbit

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    it could be iirc they have a large gasket on the timing chain cover it could possibly be leaking from there
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    erroneusbogz Well-Known Member

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    but do you only do short trips in it,is the oil cooler ok
  10. clutchman-2008

    clutchman-2008 Corsa c specialist

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    ive done a hundred miles in one journey since oil cange and flush and its mixed already,dont think th 1.2 corsa has an oil cooler?

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