Oil in Coolant What to do when you find Oil in your antifreeze. 2004 VW Beetle fix

Oil in Coolant What to do when you find Oil in your antifreeze. 2004 VW Beetle fix


okay 2004 Beetle convertible
Now any other vehicle you see this in the coolant reservoir and you’d be like oh
my god blown head gasket. Shoot man what a job. But guess what is
German So what do the German cars have?
German cars have an oil cooler that’s a heat exchanger The heater hose is running through it. That bus side the engine oil
which has higher pressure than the
coolant gets into the coolant and goes down the hoses.
That makes it necessary to pull your oil filter off and the heat exchanger will be bolted onto that with this nut.
Then you gotta go up top and
we remove this emissions crap has two bolts here
And well get that out of the way
Then you gotta take your coil pack off then you got room heat exchanger has this gasket
Then youve got room to get to these hoses
Now the Heat exchanger has this gasket.
it goes between the engine and the heat
exchanger itself and then of course the
old filter will have its own gasket it
goes right here
I stick the gasket to the top of the
heat exchanger with some gasket material
and then I shove it into the hose here
from the top pulling the hose way up
here where I can get to it and then put
it back down there and slip it on before
putting the second hose on See how its
part way down there and it’s just
starting on to the stobb you got to
push it up from there now it’s up in
there far enough to put the second hose
on now with both hoses back on you go
Now with both hoses back on you gotta go
back underneath and put the big nut on.
And this is what laying under car
twisting your nut looks like.
make sure
you put some oil on the gasket of the
new filter and put new oil in the filter
and apparently all over the filter
and then put the new filter in the car
By hand do not tighten with a wrench
and not too tight with your hand if you got
gorilla hands
Next ya gotta put your coil back on
which has these three bolts, And put your
emissions pod back on now if this is
your car and you want to take a chance
you can just flush to everything out as
best you can and keep an eye on your
temperature and see if your heater still
works but if it’s a customer’s vehicle
and you’re gonna have to warranty it you
better count on having to replace the
heater core because it may be stopped up
and at least take the radiator out and
take it to a radiator shop and have it
vatted and flushed out or replace it as
well and all the rubber hoses would have
to be replaced
If it’s a customer’s vehicle and you’re
having to warranty it. If it’s your
vehicle just keep an eye on them and see
if any of them start swelling or having
problems because or carry some
spares with you or something cuz that
engine oil is not good on that rubber
you’re better off replacing them
alright y’all have a great day
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33 Replies to “Oil in Coolant What to do when you find Oil in your antifreeze. 2004 VW Beetle fix”

  1. how can u check it with out removing it…thanks..or what is the way to check it first before replacing it…thanks

  2. I have oil in my coolant reservoir, and I also think the exhaust smells a bit sweet. Could this still be a heat exchanger problem? The compression test I did shows o evidence of blown head gasket. Thanks for your input in advance!

  3. I have a 2005 honda accord 3.0 v6 vtec i have this same problem that there is oil in my coolant but no coolant in my oil do you know if these cars also have engine oil coolers i changed the atf warmer thinking that could be the problem but its still mixing. thank you for your time.

  4. Thanks for the video! Do you have any experience with the $30 aftermarket oil coolers? Are they as good as the dealer ones? Thanks!

  5. Thank you for sharing your knowledge. This is exactly what went wrong with my cooler. I also thought it was a blown head gasket. Great video!!!!

  6. Thanks. How can you know if the mix contain motor oil or transmission oil? I have oil in my coolant tank with same color as yours but in my case the aut. transmisión started to fail, 1st speed fails…

  7. I have a 95 impala ss and oil is mix wit antifreeze just like this car what should I change? Can it be a blown headgasket?

  8. Engine coolant and oil mix and you did great job but how can we clean residual oil in the system ??
    If some oil stay in the system will damage any thing ?
    thanks 🙂

  9. Hi I have the same problem with my passat b5.5 1.9tdi,any idea where can I buy the top gasket of oil cooler cuz already checked ebay can't find :/ thx

  10. Just run an aftermarket oil cooler if your worried about this. I have 3 vw, with the stock setup and never had oil in my coolant, and 2 of them are at 12.5:1 compression.

  11. The video is great but I needed to see how you got the nut of and the hoses that would've been much better

  12. Thanks for this video, was thinking my headgasket was starting to take a dump. But didn't have any coolant in the oil pan, only oil in the coolant bottle.

  13. Ive got 02 impala wt 3.8,it hasnt overheated or acted funny but my low coolant light came on,so i filled the reservoir..i went to work 8mi there n 8mi bk omw home low coolant came bk on,n i checked it out 2see and coolant was leakin from what kinda looked like a bolt..but theres oil n coolant reservoir, none n motor n no oil n coolant..wtf is going on????

  14. the kid at the end of the video with a blue tshirt baring the image of the great pyramid avoids eye contact with the camera and immediately throws up the illuminati 666 hand gesture…..whats that all about?

  15. New German oil cooler — https://amzn.to/2KeTukV More VW DIY repair videos here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPY9PcccDOQ&list=PLADlyv_PN7XIgQnWcSEu_F4zGv5Nb9pMF&index=4 27mm deep socket for nut https://amzn.to/31IA54K Thanks to Shawn Viscome for this tip.

  16. Can the opposite happen where there's coolant in the oil? I have a 2003 1.8T Passat collecting dust in my backyard. Looks like coolant under the oil cap. Initially thought head gasket at first…..but the more research I do….all signs seem to be pointing to the oil cooler/heat exchanger.

  17. Fram is the worst filter ever made see the video on the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTNJLEV8CG8&feature=share

  18. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience.
    I have a 2003 Jetta GLX with VR6 engine. That sat unused for a couple of years. There is oil in my coolant reservoir. No coolant in the oil pan.
    Will the Oil Cooler replacement procedure be more difficult than the 2004 Beetle in your video?
    Thank you. God Bless.

  19. Thank you for this video!
    I have oil in coolant in my car Rover streetwise but no coolant in oil.
    Can you please advise me what to do?
    And thanks!

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