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    I've got a 12 year old Vectra I use as a runabout, recently I've noticed brown sludge in the coolant header. I'm guessing it's probably the head gasket, however the oil seems clear.

    Is this still the most likely culprit?

    Coolant is going down a bit and occasionally steam from the exhaust...

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    yes that sounds like the gasket. similar thing happened to me on my rover 25. loss off coolant, sludge in oil is the last thing i saw. smoked like hell when it went, and if i remember right had hardly any power.

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    leecroot;5081551

    yes that sounds like the gasket. similar thing happened to me on my rover … yes that sounds like the gasket. similar thing happened to me on my rover 25. loss off coolant, sludge in oil is the last thing i saw. smoked like hell when it went, and if i remember right had hardly any power.



    Thought as much, got a mechanic friend looking at it over the weekend but I guess I need to prepare for the worst :x
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