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Cracked Head??? I have white smoke coming from the exhaust, a squeeking sound coming from what sounds like the belt. Water leaking from the left side of my car near the radiator and a muddy color on my oil dipstick. Would that be a cracked head? If so, do I need to replace just the top head or the whole thing?

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Not necessarily be a cracked head but this is an indication that the head gasket is blown out
the only way to tell if its a cracked is by a machine shop milling the top layer off the head this will show in a milling that you do or you dont have a cracked head

if its cracked head you have several options dealer head brand new
remanufactured head from any auto parts store
junk yard head 50/50 chance that these heads are cracked too

mostly i think right now its just a bad head gasket have them replace both head gaskets when they do the heads better for vehicle so you dont have to run into problem again with head gaskets

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