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The "outside" of the head gasket

My "outside head gasket" is slighty leaking. Can this be repaired without replacing the head gaskets?

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    bigdad71274 Jul 01, 2009

    Well the guy at the shop just informed me that he put 17 lbs of pressure, through some type test and now says i need heads. I had very little smoke {like 30 secs and it would clear and Never while driving!}before i brough it in.Now its running like crap!!! Did they make it worst or was this bound to happen?? There was no water mixed in the oil before either! before

  • bigdad71274
    bigdad71274 Jul 01, 2009

    Well the guy at the shop just informed me that he put 17 lbs of pressure, through some type test and now says i need heads. I had very little smoke {like 30 secs and it would clear and Never while driving!}before i brough it in.Now its running like crap!!! Did they make it worst or was this bound to happen?? There was no water mixed in the oil before either! before

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No it will just get wore, however I find it hard to believe the gasket is leaking, are you sure it's the gasket and not the water hoses? normally the pressure is so great it would not be a leak it would be the foutain of youth!

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If it's coolant leaking out somewhere it could be a hose/radiator/coolant tank, though coolant can also leak from the head gasket area.

A classic sign of a leaking head gasket is a creamy white/grey sludge on your oil dipstick. This is caused by coolant finding its way via a blown head gasket into the oil system

2002-dodge-neon-problems-head-leaking-drn4r4jcf5cpqfgonvky3zim-5-0.jpeg A creamy sludge on the dipstick - caused by coolant finding its way into the oil system because of a leaking head gasket.

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You can also try removing the cap from the coolant bottle and letting the engine idle. If bubbles continually appear this may be due to the exhaust gases finding their way into the cooling system via a leaking head gasket.

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