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1999 ford tauruscan you tell by looking at spark plugs if you have a head gasket leak? car is missing and sputteringit's not blowing smoke.wondering what the plugs should look like with 35'000 miles on them thanks

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Mcdevito75 here, Even a tiny crack in a cylinder head gasket would cause 2 spark plugs, one right next to each other to missfire, those plugs would have a whiteish color, (2 plugs next to each other) also, a head gasket would naturally cause a loss of antifreeze as it is leaking and burning in the engine. Normal plugs have a redish brown tint, but may also be a bit dark from carbon deposits.

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