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Head Gasket Failure?

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This is my first post on this forum and I'm afraid it may be a bad one! My 2.0 GTV dumped its coolant a few weeks ago all over a car park. After topping it up, the problem never returned until recently. On a fairly long journey, the temperature gauge went very high so I pulled over. The coolant was boiling itself and the reservoir was steaming like crazy! Obviously this also led to the coolant emptying itself again. I allowed the engine to cool and limped the car back. Whilst trying to reproduce this fault at home, the engine seemed to be behaving itself again. However, after turning the car off again I looked in the oil filler cap and there was a white mayo-type substance. The coolant reservoir also looks like it has an oily substance in it. I'm presuming these are clear signs of a HEAD GASKET FAILURE!!! Take a look at the attached photos I took and see what you think.

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welcome to AO, bit of a baptism for you but mine went last xmas and the symptons are the same, ask the other owners on here if they can recommend an alfa specialist in your neck of the woods.
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Yes it looks like head gasket I have pm'd you
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Welcome to AO MSH, how does the dipstick look, any on there.???
Good luck with it.
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