Merlo 40.7 getting oil and water mixed ( deutz engine)

Henery

Member
Location
South shropshire
We’re having a bit of a mare at the moment. Merlo has 10k hrs, pushing oil water mix out of header tank. Anyone know how to isolate the water side of the heat exchanger, try and prove whether is exchanger or head gasket ?
Has been suggested exchanger is most likely culprit but would be nice to prove before suffering the inevitable Merlo rip off ....
 

spitfire

Member
Location
wales
We’re having a bit of a mare at the moment. Merlo has 10k hrs, pushing oil water mix out of header tank. Anyone know how to isolate the water side of the heat exchanger, try and prove whether is exchanger or head gasket ?
Has been suggested exchanger is most likely culprit but would be nice to prove before suffering the inevitable Merlo rip off ....
yes oil cooler bet your looking at £2k deutz get out antifreeze not changed
 

Bill Turtle

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Essex
The symptoms sound like the oil cooler. I have had it happen on two Merlos.
The cost of parts (October 2019) from an engine specialist was £410.70 for the oil cooler and seals.
The labour was about 4 hours which was mostly flushing the mayonnaise out of the system.
Hope this helps.
 

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