strange colored stains on top of engine

Asked by Jan 11, 2016 at 06:12 PM about the 1990 Volvo 240 DL

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Im treating my car for blown head gasket. Ive
found a few mysterious drops of orange liquid on
the engine. What could this be?

2 Answers

40,915

Orange sounds like rusty water. Is the radiator water rusty and orange? Check it when the engine is cool - never open up a hot radiator. Oh and if the water is rusty be sure and flush out the engine/radiator and install new anti-freeze.

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Dex cool anti freeze has a orange color to it.

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