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I have antifreeze problem, i have to replace some ever other week, what the problem, it is not in the oil,could it be because i have only one fan

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Check all of your connection son your hoses to make sure that they are not leaking, if that checks out ok, then i would , pull the spark plugs out, 1 at a time, and give the car a compression test to see if any of the cylinders have a low reading, if so , it could very possible be a blown head gasket, also the intake manifold gasket sometimes leak and allows tthe anti freeze to escape into the oil, or into the exhaust port , and will be burned out, therefore creating a white smoke coming from the tail pipe, also when you have the plugs out , look at them to see if they have any anti freeze on them , if so, then this is definitely telling you that a head gasket is leaking or blown.

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