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How to tell if you need to Replace a head gasket or have a cracked head mazda 626 92 v6

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Have your cooling system pressure tested

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Signs blown head gasket


Cracked head means replace your engine, head gasket if you do it yourself approx $150 , dealership cost $800. Remove the oil cap on the top of the engine block , put your finger in and see what color the oil is if it's dark it's not a cracked head , if it's white and or milky looking, you have water in your oil, cracked head !

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You have either blown out the head gasket or cracked the cylinder head itself. You will need to remove the cylinder head and at a minimum replace the head gasket. Inspect head surface after dis-assembly to verfiy that no cracking is present.

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I have a 96 grand am and it started leaking coolant from somewhere around the manifold, i can't tell exactly where it's coming from. Does anyone know it that could be the termostat?


If its a v6 engine and the leak is by the intake manifold, then you need to replace the intake manifold gasket. This is a very, very common problem on all of GM's v6 engines. It will cost you about $350-$400 for this repair.

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1994 Mazda B3000 V6 engine oil pushes into coolant. Have to add engine oil all the time and drain the recovery bottle. 65,000 miles. Never been overheated.


Failure of head gasket between cylinder head and block.

Because oil pressure is higher than coolant pressure, oil will creep across poor sealing area of head gasket from the oil riser drilling that feeds the cylinder heads cam assembly's.

Worst case scenario would be a cracked cylinder head/s. No totally unheard of but rare.

Continued oiling of the coolant system will rot out the coolant hoses from the inside to the point they will burst.

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sounds like you have blown head gasket, or cracked head, did the motor run hot, if so, you can try head gasket, maybe you will get lucky, also i would replace intake gaskets, parts should be anywhere from 50.00 to 200.00 dollars, depends were you get them,need to clean out cyclinder with antifreeze in it, and check other ones too, pull plugs out get somebody to turn motor over watch for antifreeze coming out of spark plug holes, maybe you can put head gasket on and keep on riding...

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My 95 mustang had over heated, has blowing head gaskets and it won't start what do i need to do to fix it?


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I'm assuming no-one deliberately added petrol to the cooling water. You'll probably find there's a heap of oil in there too. It sounds like you've got a cracked head or a dead head gasket. Pull the head off and check. You could also do a leak-down test or a compression test to try and tell where the problem is.

A note on the side - the car probably overheated BEFORE the oil/petrol leaked into the coolant. If you continued to try to run the car, the overheating would have got worse and worse - resulting in a crack or the gasket being destroyed.

If you're not mechanically minded, you've probably got a rather large problem on your hands and need to get someone else to look at it.

Sorry to give you bad news...
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