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My problem is that I have water going into one of my spark plug cylinder and it just started so i need to check the head gasket or head to find out if I need to replace the head or the headgasket and if I need to move the timing belt and cranks

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Your head gasket is gone or the block is cracked...stop driving it now or you will cause more need to take it to a gradge if your not 100% sure that you can take on the job yourself.... you will need all the proper tools and tourque specs and the knowage of how to do motor jobs... if you lack any of these then take it to the shop and have them do it for will have the timing belt off may not need a new head quite often they can plane the head if its warped

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This is a tell tell sign of a blown head gasket. Check the oil dipstick to see if it has a milky whitish colored film. that is another sign. If that's not enough then have a compression test preformed. that one is conclusive. Hope this helps and good luck.

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Why is there water around the spark plugs?

There's either a big loss of coolant from somewhere such as a hose or cylinder head.

It could also be a faulty cylinder head gasket/cylinder head.

Does the car overheat? Overheating is a symptom of head problems as is loss of power.

Check the coolant level - has it dropped?
Start the engine and see if any air bubbles appear in the coolant. If so, it probably is caused by exhaust gas leaking through the head/head gasket into the cooling system.

Check your engine oil dipstick. If the oil is a greyish/creamy colour that indicates coolant has found its way into the oil system. Cylinder head problem ..

Get somebody to check your car for you. Don't drive it if there's suspected head problems - you'll cause more damage

Jan 28, 2016 | 2008 Ford Fiesta 1.6

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My 2004 PT cruiser have a bad water pump fill it with water going about 70 when white smoke came out then it rattle and shut off now it wontstart

That is bad news, sorry to say. Much worse than a bad water pump, white smoke is an indication of coolant being burned in the cylinders, probably due to a cylinder head gasket failure. To verify, have an engine compression test done, or pull out the spark plugs and check them. The bottom part of the plug from a good cylinder will be tan or light brown with very little deposits on them. A bad cylinder will likely have a lot of deposits on the plug. You may even see evidence of water in the cylinder. The only repair is a new head gasket, which gets quite expensive at shops. It is a labor intensive job, not terribly difficult but takes a good amount of time getting to the head gasket, and a good shop will check out the cylinder head for cracks, for straightness of the head where it sits on the engine block, and if the valve train is still good or needs any new parts.

Apr 17, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

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Car overheated now wont start

If you have had the vehicle hot then I would suspect that you will have a breached head gasket at the very least depending on how hot it was and for how long. You may have damaged other component of the engine as well. Remove the spark plugs and inspect for water on top of the pistons or rotate the engine with the spark plugs removed and watch for water purging from the cylinders. If there is water present then you need to have the head gaskets replaced and the cylinder heads checked by a reputable machine shop for cracks. Other components of the engine should also be checked for damage such as the piston rings.

Jul 10, 2013 | Ford Windstar Cars & Trucks

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I just put a brand new radiator and radiator cap in my car and its still over heating and now its misfiring what could be causing this?

Did you bleed the cooling system? and check operation of the thermostat, which should have been done after fitting radiator before finishing by putting on radiator cap.
If not remove radiator cap when cold get vehicle warm and check thermostat operation, while bleeding any air pockets in cooling system and if no flow and bubbles or it starts to boil (shooting water) out of radiator the thermostat could be jammed or head gasket blown.
Sounds like it could be a blown head gasket. Get it hot again and miss firing, remove and inspect all spark plugs you may find a very clean spark plug indicating water entry into that cylinder or even water/coolant droplets in spark plug. You can also hold paper over spark plug holes and give the engine a quick crank over to see if any water comes out of cylinder while cooling system is still under pressure, or use radiator pressure tester to pressurize cooling system, wait 5-10 minutes and then crank over checking for water/coolant in cylinders. Another tool to check for blown head gaskets that cause overheating is a TK Head check, which sniffs the cooling system for evidence of exhaust fumes in cooling system.

Jul 21, 2011 | 1992 Toyota Celica

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Car overheated. Let cool down and topped up with antifreeze. Now car will not start.

check your oil for milky look you may have bad head gasket are crack hed from over heating wont start because water on spark plugs

Mar 01, 2011 | 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier

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Car turns over but does not start. Battery good

If it over heated, could have bad head gasket's, fill radiator with water, crank engine with radiator cap off, if water is push out of radiator while cranking, bad head gaskets', also remove spark plug's, crank engine if any water, bad head gasket, also when spark plug's removed, check for any water on them.If there is any water on plug's, bad head gasket, also could try doing a cylinder compression test, if bad compression, head gasket, no compression, wont start that way.

Aug 30, 2010 | 1990 Ford Thunderbird

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Water in oil

possible intake manifold gasket leaking into engine

May 13, 2010 | 1992 Ford Bronco

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Heater not working

If you have a very clean tail pipe the water is going through the engine. This happens when the head gasket starts leaking from the water jacket into the cylinder and then is pushed out thru the tail pipe via the exhaust of the engine cylinder.

Here is a quick way to check for a blown / leaking head gasket. First start of the day remove the radiator cap and fill the radiator all the way to the ring area. Leave the cap off and start the vehicle. If it pushes lots of water out of the cap hole as you accelerate the engine then the head gasket is leaking into the water jacket of the engine.

You can possibly locate the cylinder that is causing the problem by removing the spark plugs one at a time. When you come across the very clean spark plug in comparison to all of the rest that is the cylinder that is leaking.

The only real fix for this is removal and replacement of the head gasket.

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Mar 27, 2010 | 2001 Chevrolet Blazer

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I have coolant leaking from in between where the head flanges up to the engine block, I can't even get the motor to turn over.

u have a blown head gasket here and a cylinder that is full of coolant, this locks the engine up.

Nov 24, 2009 | 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier

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I discovered water in my oil this morning on my 1999 blazer 4.3 v6 could this be the intake gasket?

It could be an intake manifold gasket causeing could also be a head gasket and/or cracked cylinder head. You can pressure test the cooling system to check the intake gasket, and compression test the cylinders for head problems.. If you have had an overheating problem in the past the cylinder heads and gaskets would mostly likely be the problem....Removing the spark plugs will give you an indication on where the water is entering...the plug will be discolored.
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