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How do i find out if my headgasket is cracked because it blows out blows out white smoke

how do i find out if my headgasket is cracked because it blows out blows out white smoke

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Well it is gone, but if not convinced, with the engine cold, open the radiator, fill it to the very top, atay back, have someone crank the engine, if the radiator spits out the coolant, the it is.

Posted on Nov 28, 2014


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SOURCE: heap of white smoke on startup but not always

White smoke usually occurs when there is not enough heat to burn the fuel. The unburned fuel particles go out the tailpipe and typically produce a rich fuel smell. It's not unusual to see white smoke in the exhaust during cold weather until the engine warms up.

Faulty glow plugs or control module can cause white smoke on engine start up.

Low engine cranking speed may also produce white smoke.

If white smoke is still visible after the engine has warmed up, the engine may have one or more bad injectors, retarded injection timing or a worn injection pump.

Low compression or air in the fuel system can also be a source of white smoke.

Posted on May 20, 2009

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SOURCE: I need to replace the headgasket on a 1994 ford

if its blowing white smoke get your valves adjusted

Posted on Mar 11, 2010

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SOURCE: My 1997 explorer is blowing white smoke and needs

Yes, unfortunately it sounds like head gasket. water in oil is only one of many symptoms and not always evident. You can easily tell if you have access to coolant pressure tester, you pump it up and if pressure drops you definitely have a leak.

Posted on Jan 05, 2011

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SOURCE: 2006 chevy equinox overheating sludge

unfortunately, sludge in the reservoir and white smoke does suggest a blown head gasket.
if the smoke smells sweet, then that will confirm that coolant is being burnt. take the car to a radiator centre for a pressure test, this will test the system and tell you where the problem lies. a basic pressure test should be fairly cheap. some places will do the test free of charge if you ask around. hope this helps

Posted on Aug 02, 2011

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SOURCE: 2004 jeep liberty white smoke

a lot of white smoke? like kill mosquitoes 6 blocks away? that is a cracked cylinder head and not the first i have seen on the 3.7 engines.

Posted on Sep 23, 2012

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Check for white smoke out the exhaust. If you have white smoke then you are burning coolant and probably have a blown headgasket. Another way for checking a blown headgasket is to open the coolant overflow tank and run the car. If you see constant bubbles in the coolant then you have a blown headgasket.

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