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When i went out to the car to start it this morning it would not start its turning over, i can smell gas, and its putting. Yesterday it was hesitating to start but when i pressed on the gas pedal it started...I just got a new radiator 2 days ago, i got a new water pump about a 2 months ago, & i got a thermostat..its not over heating but antifreeze is still leaking I checked the oil and sent a picture to a mechanic i know and he said its not the head gaskets the oil was not mixing with the antifreeze..i also just got gasket seals put on my car a month ago can you tell me if i got a hold of some bad gas and what i can do to fix it

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  • aleciacaldwe May 16, 2010

    just want to get a second opinion

  • aleciacaldwe May 17, 2010

    yes i think

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Yuo will need to dump the fuel,, under the fuel tank is a bolt,, loosen it and all the gas will run out... place a container under it to catch it,,, and use a hose with running water to wash the ground under the car as fasts as the gas is leaking out!!!!!!!...

Ps.. before you start dumping fuel,,,

remove the hose that leads from the fuel tank to the gas filter,,,
place that in a glass container
turn on ignition,, gas will pump out into the container
turn off ignition..
check your gas!!!!! in the jar..

(NB::: some experts claim that thats dangerous,, maybe it is,, so be careful) but the other way is pumping gas outta the tank itself....

oil mixing with antifreeze is the CYLINDER HEAD.. its cracked ,, I'm sure your car overheated,, this caused this issue,, have your mechanic check he cylinder head,, and engine block...

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Sounds like you could still have a bad head gasket...a head gasket can go bad and not mix oil and coolant, but can leak coolant into cylnders, and can leak pressure into areas its not suppose to be.

I'd find a new mechanic...NO MECHANIC can diagnose a car with your problems by looking at pictures.....he is just guessing.

Posted on May 16, 2010

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