about,a week ago i noticed i had milky-glue type substince while i was checking my oil because my volvo was driving different and rattling when i was stoped at a red light,other symptoms were a week ago were kind of loss of power as well.Idont know much about cars and i dont have alot of money and i need help.i was told it was probably my head gasket and i heard thats going to cost 2,000-2,500.well i dont have that kind of money and im trying to save my car,so i bought the BLUE DEVIL,and followed the directions and it has not worked,thats if it is my head gasket? The night i put the blue devil in when i drove home it over heated and leaked all my cooliant? So the i thought it was my water pump then,Then MAGICALLY the next morning it wasnt over heating any more or losing colliant? So i thought maybe blue devil was working..Well two days ago,i noticed my volvo started hesitating to the point i thought it was going to die.And i have very little power now and also its leaking OIL! PLEASE HELP me guys,i dont know what this is and also i dont want to get ripped off,and most importantly i want to know if my volvo 850 is even worth saving at this point.I just bought the car and I love it.. If anyone out there that has any information for me I would be grateful.. THANK YOU.
Head gasket-oil leak on 1997 Volvo 850
by kozygoblue in Greenville, NC on January 19, 2011
ANSWER by ZeeTech on January 19, 2011
Sorry to say this, but looks like it's too late for a head gasket job and the whole engine needs to be rebuilt. Oil won't be able to lubricate internal parts after it mixed with water/coolant. It will be a lot cheaper to replace the engine with a used one than rebuild it. See if you can find one with possible low mileage. These engines can handle a lot, but not everything. Zee
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