Engine oil in Radiator Water - Dodge Nitro Forum
Problems / Dealer Service If you are having problems with your Dodge Nitro and want to discuss it, please do so in here. If you need to talk about service that you may need or have received from a dealership, please do so in here.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-27-2013, 02:34 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 2
Engine oil in Radiator Water

I have a 2007 2.8 litre Diesel SXT that is filling the Radiator header tank with engine oil. We have crack tested and skimmed the head and replaced and gasket. We have had the engine oil cooler tested - all good! Still the problem persists.
Any suggestions of where to look next?
Eyz is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-28-2013, 05:39 PM
Senior Member
dhh3's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana
Posts: 719
Welcome to the forum.

The CRD is not offered for sale in the US, so I am not sure of this. Does the CRD have a Turbo? If so, does the Turbo share the engine oil as well as the engine coolant?

2011 Nitro Heat 4x4: Bright Silver Metallic, Dark Slate Gray; Customer Preferred Package 24C; Trailer Tow Group; Hood-to-Fender Stripes; Navus 2; Uconnect.
MODS: Sunroof; S/S Nerf Bars; Mopar CAI, Pedal Kit, Chrome Rear License Plate Brow, Chrome Exterior Package, Production Style Cross Bars, Deluxe Molded Splash Guards, Cargo Security Cover, Door Sills & 3.7L Emblem; Media Center 430; Kicker Speakers, Sub and Amps; Carbon Fiber Dash Kits; Heated Katzkin Leather.
dhh3 is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-28-2013, 11:37 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 2
Thanks for replying. Yes, it does have a Turbo, but apparently it doesn't share the engine oil and engine coolant. After doing only 145 km, we had to replace 3.5 litres of oil, so it is pushing quite a bit of oil out!
Eyz is offline  
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-30-2013, 04:36 PM
Senior Member
jhnhopkins's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 137
check the water pump gasket


Model: Nitro SXT 3.7L
Build date: Jan 07
Colour: Black
Mods: Projector Head Lamps, Bosch Platinum Plus spark plugs, Autozensations projector fog lamps with Landy chrome bezels. Custom undergrille, removed roof rails.
jhnhopkins is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Dodge Nitro Forum > Dodge Nitro Discussion > Problems / Dealer Service

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Dodge Nitro Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Radiator vs. coolant? RedNitroGirl General Discussion 13 10-07-2015 09:14 AM
Nitro has water inside.................. usnfirefighter Problems / Dealer Service 13 11-04-2012 08:25 AM
Water in headlights tryphon General Discussion 3 08-12-2011 10:27 AM
Water on the Street? rickaren Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep News 0 05-26-2011 09:56 AM
Nitro Water leak k9getem General Discussion 6 05-12-2011 05:16 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome