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    2000 Lupo E 1.0L

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  1. I'll take a £40 punt over buying another lupo! Just had a pretty hard drive out on a country road for 10 miles with steel seal in and seems to have done the job, exhaust isn't blowing white ish anymore and the coolant looks the same as it did out of the bottle. Held temperature pretty standard the whole drive too which was a relief Time will tell whether its properly done the job but early results seem positive, thanks for all the contributions!
  2. Pulling the head off is a bit too advanced for me and my toolbox 😂 finished my final flushes today (4 times, just to be sure) and haven't seen any more oil come out which is a relief. I'm gonna go with the steel seal still because I'm 90% the head gasket is on its way out, and I'd rather give a £40 bottle a go instead of waiting for it to go boom in a week/months time. Here's hoping the green machine lives on!
  3. **also changed oil and filter while I was at it, no signs of water getting into the oil
  4. Update numero 2... I'm concluding it's the HG as the exhaust is pretty white too, I'd not noticed this before. After consulting many YouTube videos I did several normal flushes (drain, fill with water, run up to temp, cool, drain again and repeat) and then did a flush with laundry detergent. The laundry detergent actually worked wonders and pulled several shades of s**t out! As per above comments its designed to work with rubber hoses, aluminium and other metals so can't be too harmful, and wasn't in the system long enough to do any damage. Just done another flush with holts flushing solution which has brought out lots of other bits and pieces of corrosion mostly, gonna try the steel seal tomorrow and keep everything crossed.
  5. Update on this... Coolant has now turned into a very sludgy brown mixture so will need flushing a bit more thoroughly this time, I'm thinking something like holts /similar to help it along Still no overheating which is a bonus! Might try steel seal and see if it lives up to the hype
  6. Hi everyone, apologies if this is in the wrong place... I've a w reg 1.0l which I serviced the other day. As the coolant light has been coming on intermittently I decided it would be a good idea to drain and refill. I removed the bottom hose from the radiator and there was a significant amount of oil in the coolant, since refilling it now appears that there's still a significant amount left in the system as its still brown and sludgy in the resrvoir As far as I know it's not the head gasket, still runs perfect in start stop traffic and isn't overheating. The engine oil wasn't contaminated either when I drained it. Any idea what could be causing this? I've seen some suggest it could be a faulty radiator, Or just a case of properly flushing the system?
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