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Using quiet a bit of water having to fill reseviour up every second day runs a bit rough when it gets warm

Just took to mechanic to get power steering fixed and tune up he did power steering and replaced spark plugs cleaned throttle body took for test drive when i went to pick it up he asked me how much water it used and said it was possibly a head gasket is he going along the right lines or what or do i get second opinoion

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Lynda(?): the mechanic should've noticed if 2 adjacent spark plugs looked like "steam cleaned"(sign of water leakage into the cylinder)as he was replacing with new (also should've checked compression per cylinder). Oh well,go to auto parts store and ask if they,at the store,could check for radiator/cooling system pressure check;that would show leakage ,but remember that your car would possibly have a hard time trying to start on ALL cylinders. Is there water in the oil??(you could tell if the oil,since you say it's new,would look chocolaty(kinda brownish like hot chocolat...ha,ha. really though),you could see steam out of the tail pipe. Was your work done at a licensed shop????,if so,I would let the mgr.there know of this and if he doesn't do anything to help you,I'd report him to the Bureau of Automotive Repairs(before you'd do anything to your car yourself or someone else). Hope this helps. Alberto

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