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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-17-2017, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy oil in the coolant

my 2012 boulevard is getting a little oil in the cooling system....??? clogging up small passages in the radiator.... getting hot and slowly purging coolant out.... 20,000 miles never abused.... is this a head gasket???
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-17-2017, 08:25 PM
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Yes. It is most likely a head gasket issue. There is no miracle in a bottle that you can pour into the crankcase either. It will require a complete tear down and machining of the heads.
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thank you so much scrap iron.....i sent my c50 to dealers to diagnose....they could not find the problem, i also was puzzled being a pretty good wrench myself, i finally looked in the last possible cause, sure enough i looked in the top hose flange of the radiator, and seen what looked like little globs of white grease blocking the radiator passages. i bought a lemon!
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It could be as simple as a bad mechanical seal gone bad
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