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Oil in the header water tank?

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2009-08-18 21:53:22
2009-08-18 21:53:22

Cracked Engine Block or blown head gasket.

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This depends on whether the hot water comes from a combination boiler or from a hot water tank with a header tank feeding it. For a combination boiler the fault would probably be at the boiler, possibly from scale in the heat exchanger. For the system that uses the header tank and a hot water cylinder it could be that the float valve in the header tank is stuck an there for it is not refilling the tank or debris has entered the tank and is blocking the outlet.


Reason for question: Plumber left valve open and flooded house The hot water (heater) tank is fed from a 'header tank'; normally in the loft space but can be combined with the main heater tank (fortic). The header is filled from the water main. Unless the header is drained or its outlet is closed off, it will drain down through the open valve of the hot water (heater) tank.


It is fitted to the bottom of the plastic header tank, and can be accessed by removing the tank.


it should not be a water in oil tank it is mean engine cracked


A tank which stores water, oil, gasoline, or air.


The most likely cause of this is a leaking or failed head gasket,with the engine running,see if there is excessive pressure reaching the header tank,also examine your oil dipstick,and an emulsified oil level (a creamy consistency),indicates also a failed head gasket,if you are not sure,take it to your nearest garage for a check to be carried out.


Oil in water usually means head gasket gone.


check ignition leads next to rad. header tank for water


no oil will not freeze. it will become thick and 'jell' up at -20c. if your tank or oil line froze you have water in your tank. this is caused by condensation building up in the tank. oil burner tech.


how do I replace my 2005 fiesta expansion header tank


Yes it sure can and will if the valve covers are leaking oil and the header gaskets are worn out/ leaking.


Remove the header and all oil existing in the quad. There is a plg at the bottom of your quad that will let out all oil. Pass new oil through the quad and out the plug repeatedly and change your sparkplug. Start up quad with header off and let it spit all the water out. After a while you may re-install the header and put the plug back in with the new oil. Dont forget to change oil filter every 10-15 hours of riding time.


you dont mix water with oil. If you have a two stroke engine it needs oil and petrol in the tank or it will just die on you. But if you have a 4 stroke you just put petrol in the tank. Hope this helps.


Yes, because the density of oil is less than water. (The pressure would be less with oil.)


to read a oil tank you have to get a oil stick that its long and then put it in the oil tank


is it using water? is there pressure when you unscrew the cap off the header tank? the oil cap will have a kind of fur on it when u unscrew it and sometimes car will blow white smoke from the exhaust because water will get in the engine


handful of rice and some biological washing liquid. shake shake shake and hey presto.......


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Have a look at this link from the web, hope it sheds some light on your problem. http://www.cavweb-forums.co.uk/showthread.php?p=1920469


pop the hood and it's right in front of you. Black plastic cylinder with a nut on top, middle of car behind radiator header tank.


The oil will tend to float on the water so skimming the surface will remove most of it. But oil may stick to surfaces below and above water level. Use a degreasing fluid to remove all surface traces of oil, then water flushing to remove all traces of degreasing fluid. How exactly you do that depends on how big the tank is and how much diesel was in it. Also whether you can enter the tank or not. And whether you want to store drinking water in the tank - if so, you need to be very thorough when cleaning it.


Oil in the expansion tank indicates a leak between the internal oil channels and water channels within the cylinder head. This is usually attributed to a failed cylinder head gasket, cracked cylinder head or cracked oil cooler (where fitted).


where the header tank is for the radiator there is a lid that needs a flat screwdriver to take off. to the bottom right of the header tank. bit hard to explain that.. ha. but its there.



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