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Old 01-31-2014, 07:50 PM   #11
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Well today the car is now over heating. I can't drive it anymore as I don't want to destroy the engine. It is also back firing, so I'm beginning to think that this fuel leak is directly related to the problem.
This might be a little late but have you also checked for any water mixing with oil (water reservoir or oil dipstick, oil should not be runny)?

Also, the m42 engines were commonly known to blow a particular gasket (i can't remember the exact name right now but I had an m42 for years).
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Old 02-01-2014, 07:27 AM   #12
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This might be a little late but have you also checked for any water mixing with oil (water reservoir or oil dipstick, oil should not be runny)?

Also, the m42 engines were commonly known to blow a particular gasket (i can't remember the exact name right now but I had an m42 for years).
I believe that would be the profile gasket. Symptoms do include oil and coolant mixing.
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