How do you check for a cracked head?
You cant unless there is a scratch but if not u have to go to the hospital and get an x-ray You cant unless there is a scratch but if not u have to go to the hospital and get an x-ray
A cracked head could be the cause of the problem. This, along with a cracked head gasket would allow engine coolant to enter the oil supply. Coolant and oil do not mix well and over time, the oil looses its capability to lubricate. Check your oil for white spots and check your coolant reservoir for oil residue.
What is wrong if your 1997 Grand Am GT overheats even after you've replaced the thermostat water pump and radiator and the fan clicks on when it is supposed to?
Car not hot but boiling over on 98' ford taurus. I have replaced the canistor which was cracked and t-stat what else can I do?
You have a bad head gasket(s). Good Luck. you might have a cracked head you can get them replaced check and see if you have oil in radiator if oil in the engine might not be any good anymore...i am going through same problem Probably a head gasket or cracked head or block. Head gaskets fail when the engine overheats and the head warps.
It is generally unecessary to replace the entire engine if your head gasket is cracked. You will have to remove the head and take it to an automotive machine shop. Have them inspect it to make sure it's lower face is flat and if not have them mill it. They should also inspect the valves and replace any defective ones. They can also check to see if the head itself is cracked in wich case…
First, check the coolant level. Next, check the thermostat. Next, if the truck is older, check the radiator to see if it's plugged. If the coolant is rusty or any color other than green (gold for the newer GM coolant) flush the radiator and engine. If all of that hasn't solved the problem: with the engine cold, fill the radiator, then with the radiator cap off, start the engine to see if the coolant is…
My'95 Saturn SC1 was overheating all the oil was in the radiator no water was in the oil I flushed it however the oil continues to build in the radiator Is this a head gasket problem?
The coolant is mixing with the engine oil even after the engine head gasket is changed what might be the problem?
you will either see coolant around where the head sits on the block,or,white smoke coming out of the tailpipe. at that point coolant will be getting past the head gasket and leak into the cylinder or cylinders. also check your spark plugs and do a test to check for exhaust gases coming out of your radiator.