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Old 16 Jun 2011, 08:16 pm
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Default 1997 Honda accord v6 has chocolate milk like substance in radiator!!?

So yesterday i went to check my water in the radiator and i realized the color of it was a milky brown, but the car runs fine and nothing seems to be wrong with it, please help in giving me ideas on what it can be cus i have no clue, i am going to dry and clean the system and see if the problem still persists















but this motor on this car was replaced 3 months ago, shouldn't i just take it back where they did the job and have them look at it and fix it?? it should still be under warranty















If i kept driving my car as it is just occasionally replacing the coolant and adding oil to the engine how long would it last without any repairs?
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Old 16 Jun 2011, 08:31 pm
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Head gasket. I wouldn't fix it, just drive it till it dies. Perhaps a jar of head gasket sealer will get you another year, good luck
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Old 16 Jun 2011, 09:16 pm
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There is the possibility that the engine they installed was already rusty and corroded. To determine if you have a problem, have a cylinder leak down test performed. If it passes have the cooling system flushed with a two part cleaner and then use a rust inhibitor and 50/50 mix of coolant and water . First determine the nature of the problem and then decide on a course of action. Good Luck
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