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I have a 1992 toyota previa 2.4L mini van. It is NOT 4-wheel drive nor is it S/C. It has automatic windows. Looks like I have a head gasket problem. For a long time, during the cold start, lots and lots of white smoke comes out of the tail pipe, but the engine ran fine. Than, the car started struggling, hesitant and also felt as if there was a crack in the ditributer cap. I had my mehanic change the spark plugs and dist. cap/rotor. He said he also did compression test and readings were 115 on two pistons and 90 on the other(the two middle ones). After the tune up the car ran very good but the mechanic said, probably there is leak from the head gasket. After driving the car just a few times after the tune-up, I did not drive it for 3 weeks. When I tried to start it after 3 weeks, it took severall times of trying to get it started. Once it started, I noticed lots of coolant was coming out of the muffler pipe. It definetaly sounds like head gasket problem right? The car is still in drivable condition for now. I just have to add coolant/water one quart every two hunred miles or so. My question is, instead of having the head gasket repair which is costly(I don't really want to spend that much money on it) how well does steal-seal works? Has anyone have any experience with that chemical?

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I have bought Toyota Previa 2.4L mini van. It is not four wheel driev nor is it S/C. it has automatic windows.

My problem is the operators/owners manual is in German language. Could you please as a matter of urgency furnish me with the English version type on pdf transmission to my mail box.

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