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Head gasket it will not start up at all, could it be the head gasket?how long is the vehicle

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    Do you have allot of white smoke? is there coolant in the oil? if so the head gasket is blown.



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Check the turbo make sure it hasn't been hit against a curbe or something hard. If it has it most likely the turbo condenser is damaged.

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