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Can head gasket leak without the vehicle overheating?

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I've got a 2004 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor. When I pulled the #1 and #5 spark plugs. The #5 plug was was covered in oil.

And I could have sworn the #1 plug was dripping antifreeze. Also, after running the car for about 5 minutes, there is a lot of WHITE smoke coming out of the exhaust.

I can tell the difference between oil and anitfreeze.......BUT...is this even possible? The car is not overheating AT ALL! So, how could the head gasket be leaking?

Thanks,
Andy

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It could be a cracked head or a cracked block too. You need to have a compression check done and analyze your fluids carefully.

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Hi Andy,

Not only does it sound like the head gasket is blown but the #5 issue suggest that the valve seals or rings are also leaking.

Also,since they are located on the same side,it could be that one issue is causing both symptoms.

Did you pull #3 and #7 as well? If so,how did they look?

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If the oil on the spark plug was on the outside top of the plug, you probably have a leaky valve cover gasket. If your car has not been tuned up recently, you may be ready for a major tune-up and compression check. I would also check your dip stick if it's milky then you also have a bad head gasket.

Posted on Jan 23, 2009

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