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99 9-5 V6 Wagon headgasket and oil leak?! Worth fixing?
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Posted by Teresa [Email] (more from Teresa) on Sat, 21 Jan 2012 11:16:33 Share Post by Email
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I own a 99 9-5 V6 Wagon with 95k miles on it. I am sure it has a blown head gasket. Signs include white film in the oil from water, oil in the water, and white smoke from the exhaust. Also, I am leaking oil somewhere as well though I can't tell where, somewhere from the back, the real mail seal possibly? I am hoping that I can get some opinions on what it would cost to potentialy see a professional about this or if it is even worth it. I have invested a lot of time into caring for this car and would love to keep it.

I have owned this car for less than a year. I bought it needing work. I have done a lot to it already. I have been working on cars with my dad all of my life. He was into American muscule cars though. We would get them needing a lot of work and then build them up to purr. This is the first time I have ever owned or worked on an import. I got in way over my head. I'm sure that the head gasket was cracked when I bought it and it had been covered up. I never ran the fluids low and have treated this car very well since the day I bought it. Then last month I noticed small bits of oil film in the water and dropplets of white condisation on the oil cap. It got worse to where I am not driving it anymore until I can adress these issues. I know it isnt the oil cooler leaking. One of my first projects was replacing that with the help of my friend. I know the mechanics around here are going to try to gouge me and I am really hesitant to go them for an estimate. Can anyone give me some sound advice
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