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Leaking oil put of tail pipe, is the cooling sensor important, head gasket blown how do you know

How important is the cooling sensor, and how do you know if the head gasket is blown, and also what is it when there is oil leaking out of the tail pipe

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    Ned C Cook May 11, 2010

    Quick question. Is it oil oily water. Like the man said above, it could simply br water mixred with soot from exhaust. If it isn;t oily feeling. not to wirry.

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Never seen oil come from tail pipe (unless a piston has a broken ring or a hole burned in it.) Cooling sensor tells the computer the engine temp and the computer turns the fan on through the fan relay. Very important for it to work. A blown head gasket will make the engine overheat, can cause white smoke from tailpipe, coolant loss and extremely rough running. Also can cause coolant in engine oil or oil in radiator. What you may be seeing may be water mixed with carbon from the inside of the pipe. Excessive water coming form pipe is also a head gasket symptom. A compression test or cylinder leakdown test or a radiator hydrocarbon test will tell you if gasket has failed.

Posted on May 14, 2009

  • Richard Scordino May 14, 2009

    I see you just posted again about coolant sensor....how did you verify broken ring? Also, if you have a broken ring, you don't intend to drive it like that do you? (you will do further damage to engine)

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