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Can you drive your car with a blown head gasket?


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Answered 2011-07-14 15:17:19

Sure you can if you want to totally destroy the engine. The coolant will mix with the oil and this will destroy the engine is a very short amount of time. The more you run the engine, the more damage that will be done.

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