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    Blocked Coolant Pipes

    Hi,

    I have replaced 3 coolant pipes the last week and the last one that burst was the coolant return pipe from the turbo.

    When I took the pipe off I noticed it was blocked at the banjo joint with brown stuff (looks like mud that got a bit hard). So I removed the turbo the weekend and found that the coolant lines in the turbo is blocked as well. What could this be? Head Gasket? Turbo?

    I did notice quite a big crack in the turbo next to the wastegate.

    The car did not overheat at some stage...
    2003 Opel Astra Coupe Turbo
    Ex 2004 Opel Corsa GSI 1.8
    Ex 2004 Opel Corsa Lite

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    Is there any antifreeze in the coolant?

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    Yes its was a 50 / 50 mix of Anti Freeze and Water.
    2003 Opel Astra Coupe Turbo
    Ex 2004 Opel Corsa GSI 1.8
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    How long have you had the car?

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    Well I had it two years now... The coolant pipe from the radiator to the oil cooler was replaced about a month agao, I then used radiator flush to clean the cooling system and then replaced the coolant and anti freeze.


    Can this be caused by a little bit of radiator flush still being in the system?
    2003 Opel Astra Coupe Turbo
    Ex 2004 Opel Corsa GSI 1.8
    Ex 2004 Opel Corsa Lite

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    sounds more like rad weld to me lol the way its clogging up like that doyou know if its ever had rad weld put through it ?

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    Not to my knowledge... And it was def not in the last two years... I want to sort this out properly this time thats why I removed the turbo and I am going to clean the cooling system properly now.

    I just want to know, can this maybe be a head gasket that went?
    2003 Opel Astra Coupe Turbo
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    Well an update on this:

    The brown stuff was rust & AntiFreeze, removed the Turbo, waiting for VXR and busy doing the Rocker Cover Gasket while I wait.

    I am also cleaning the cooling system properly this time!
    2003 Opel Astra Coupe Turbo
    Ex 2004 Opel Corsa GSI 1.8
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    fair play glad you sorted it

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