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Head gasket blown?

Posted on May 13, 2014

  • Roger Paull III May 23, 2014

    that's an expensive fix, i'd just buy a new car...


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Bad head gasket, cracked head or cracked block, may also have coolant in crankcase oil.

Posted on May 13, 2014

Testimonial: "The head is new, and the gasket has no visible problems. There is not a crack I can find in the block, but there is a tiny nick in on the block surface between cyl 2 and 3. Could that do it. There is no coolant in the oil pan, but it is in the exhaust manifold. (gotta be great for an O2 sensor) Think an internal problem inside the new head?"

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    Paul May 15, 2014

    "The head is new, and the gasket has no visible problems. There is not a crack I can find in the block, but there is a tiny nick in on the block surface between cyl 2 and 3. Could that do it. There is no coolant in the oil pan, but it is in the exhaust manifold. (gotta be great for an O2 sensor) Think an internal problem inside the new head?"

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    Terry Carroll May 15, 2014

    is the plug in cylinder 2 or 3 fouling out? If so, the nick could be the problem. Yes, could also be internal head problem, anywhere the coolant runs next to the exhaust path could be a possibility. If the plugs are no fouled that tells me the coolant is getting into the exhaust path after the exhaust comes out of the cylinder, the head may be suspect here.



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