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Headgasket 156ts 1.8

Had a new cambelt and water pump fitted to car (pump was noisey and thought leaking wasnt) then had a new radiator fitted was leaking now got a very slight leak from oil cooler pipe (rubber hose) but i have signs of water in oil and oil in water header tank which when has run for a while is hissing and really pressurised, if it is the head gasket thats faulty what sort of job is it and approx costs involved. thanks in advance of replys
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Sounds like its gone, sounds even worse than mine was. You'll need to get the head skimmed etc...i had lots of other mod's done when mine went but i think just to fix the head gasket your looking at £700

You may be able to use the same cambelt and waterpump if they are brand new which will save you a bit?
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Bad timing if it has gone...if it had been done at the same time as the belt change it wouldn't have hurt so much.

But....get the header tank sniff-tested (any garage will be able to do this for you). It *might* be a faulty oil cooler, although you normally only get the oil/water mixing one way (can't remember which way either...).

The water system will pressurise when the engine is hot. If you're seeing a boiling-effect in the expansion tank though, it probably is the head gasket...
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