My Fiesta's head gasket is failing, what can I do?

I have a 2006 Ford Fiesta diesel and I'm getting a lot of oil into coolant. It still runs fine, I have put a sealer in water but makes no difference, is it worth trying to put something in the oil?

It's really not worth renewing the head gasket, will it keep going or should I scrap the car? There's no water in the oil but it gets lower.

Asked on 18 October 2023 by Colin

Answered by David Ross
If you have tried a gasket sealant but this has been unsuccessful, then your options are limited to trying a different brand of gasket sealant or to have the head gasket repaired. However, as your car is a turbodiesel it is possible that a failed oil cooler is causing oil to get into the coolant, so you may wish to examine this as a possible cause.
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