Check your oil to make sure your coolant isn't getting into or past gaskets into the oil. Then purge your coolant system you may have an airlock. If that isn't it then replace the thermostat. Before one can more accuratly answer this question, he would have to know if the water your losing is external or internal. Are you seeing any leaks? or are you just noticing the level in the reservior is down? Coolant in oil is an indication of an internal leak, which may or may not have anthing to do with the headgasket job. Since your in traffic, there is a chance the cooling fan is not kicking on, and the coolant may be coming out of the overflow reservior.
a cracked gasget could cause that
copper sheet/if the cylinder head is a small one
its mostly likely aluminum they get worn out get a new one
possibly the head gasget depending on mileage
oil pan gasget or it can be the vavel cove gasget. but if you wash the engain with egain cleaner to get the dirt and oil of it thatn run the enganin to see where the leak is. but becareful of the power stuf when you are washing the engain or you well have more problums
Try replacing oil filler cap.
i had the same problem-yesterday i changed the gasget on the windsheild. seemed to work...
sometimes hoses and components such as heater units etc blow when the head gasget is on the way out
I have a 2000 e320, the oil filter gasget leaks just prior to the need to be changed.
You will need an angle guage from halfords or local motor shop,only about
you can use a carquest 84035 part number , its a little bit shorter , but same thread and gasget diameter
here is hoping it is a head gasket. it could also be a cracked block,or a cracked head.
This is a bad sign. If the water is in the crankcase this can mean that the head gasget has been blown and the water has leaked into places it should not go. Do not drive this vehicle until the problem is fixed.
Drop transmission pan. Be carefull. The pan will have fluid in it. There should be a plug you screw out to let the rest of the fluid out. You'll also need a new gasget.
You have to take the transmission pan off, change the filter/fluid/gasget make sure you put all the bolts in first befor you titan the bolts up.
Follow the top of the water pump hose. at the end of the hose you will see a houseing with two bolts that hold the therostat. clean both surfaces of dirt,old gasget. A flat putty knife is good for this, be careful not to cut into the metal, replace therostat and seal it helps to use a high temp sealent on both sides of the metal before installing the gasget. p.s. be sure to put the therostat in the way you took it out. Run engine and replace anti-freeze.
Vacuum hose off?
no the motor isn't blown.the head gasget is blown.change it then it should be fine.but don't forget to change the oil.after you change the head gasget.ok i hope this helps you out.
jerking on honda civic after fixing head gasget, water pump and timing belt especially at speed over 65 miles .. it's one of my problems right now.. what is it experts?
Follow the upper radiator hose towards the engine, you could see the water inlet housing , use a 10 mm socket to remove the housing . here is your thermostat. Don't forget to replace the gasget.
you will need a chain tool to get it off but its under the altnater on the left hand side make sure you leave the new filter sitting in oil for a short time and oil the gasget before replaceing it
you follow the top radiator hose to where it goes to head or intake and remove it and remove the neck it was on the thermostat is under there and replace it with a new gasget and a little rtv to make sure it dont leak hope it works 4 you it is a simple job just take your time
The thermostat housing for the 99 Voyager is located on the top of the motor, follow the top radiator hose to the engine,there you will find the housing ( lefthand side) undo the bolts and remove, remember to replace the gasget as well, then just reassemble the same as you removed it. Darlene
Was it smoke or steam? You might pull your oil dipstick out to see if there is water in it. It would be a creamy tecture. May be a blown head gasget.