Oil in the water

Ive discovered a large amount of oil in my water reservoir. My heaters also stopped working at the same time.

I've been told the cooler is to blame and needs replacing plus a full flush. The mechanic didnt fully inspect the car, just took a glance over it. However, the internet suggests a head gasket replacement. Any ideas? Is this common?

Asked on 14 February 2012 by mbmb11

Answered by Honest John
Might be failed oil cooler, might be failed head gasket. Could be either.
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