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3.0 GTV gasket problems

Hi all,

I have discovered some nasty white gunk in the expansion tank on my gtv (pic1). It is not overheating or using water but I can't help but worry that this is a head gasket going. There is no sign of mayo in the oil cap.

The only other sign of a problem is an oil leak from the back of the rear bank of cylinders (pic3) and underneath (pic2). It does not seem to be using much oil and is not dropping any.

What do you all reckon? could the oil leak and the gunk be related? Do you think using the car for short journeys could cause the gunk in the expansion tank?

Sadly I cannot get underneath to have a really good poke around before having to take it to the garage.

Anyone had the head gasket done on a 98 3.0 GTV? How much did it cost?
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Hey sorry to say but your head has gone it's started to me last month and befor I new it at 3am the head went I would get it sorted soon as poss.
I'm in the middle of striping my head now it's better than paying £500 for it to be done yer it's not cheap.

Good luck


you can check behind the throttle house it's held in by 4 ally keys bolts there will be oil in the air in take

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