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How do you know if it is a blown headgaskets?


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2011-03-31 03:29:26
2011-03-31 03:29:26

There are several possible indications of a blown head gasket:

If the head gasket is blown between adjacent cylinders there will be poor or no compression in either cylinder.

Poor compression in any cylinder can be caused by a blown head gasket. That condition can also be caused by a burned valve or piston.

Coolant in the crank case can be caused by a blown head gasket.

Compression in the coolant can be caused by a blown head gasket.

An engine with a blown head gasket usually loses performance and runs poorly or not at all.

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bad water pump, low coolant, blown headgaskets, if the car has been overheated, there is a good chance the head gaskets are blown

I was not aware that headgaskets were repairable. I have always replaced them with new gaskets. If you mean who replaces headgaskets, then that would be an engine mechanic.

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Your answers will vary on this, however I do not consider a motor "blown" unless it has a hole in it caused by an explosion or internal malfunction such as a rod thrown through the engine block, or if it has over heated ( extreamly ) and warped the engine. if the engine is not fixable I say its blown. Some others will call it blown if just the headgaskets are blown or maybe if the engine jumped timing. These are fixable and even if an engine piston rod is broke but has not injured the block it also can be fixed. each Mechanic has their own opinion on what is called blown, some will call it blown just because they don't want to work on that model. Get a second opinion always !

Either low compression, coolant leakage externally or internally into combustion chambers causing white steam, or leaking internally and mixing with engine oil creating a creamy mess

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what are you asking here? PLease be more specific - how do I know if my head gasket is blown, or what do I do about a blown head gasket ......

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Pull it out an look at it. Most of the time you can easily see it is blown. If not check it with an ohm meter.

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i don't know, why do you even need to know. Go to an expert!

If it has just left large amounts of motor oil, engine coolant and engine parts in the road, it is probably blown.

i dont know if it's true then yes but from what i know not a chance

perform a pressure test on the cylinders. if they don't hold pressure it's a blown head gasket

ckeck the oil dipstick if the oil has a color like chocolate milk the oil has water/colant in it which means the head gasket is blown and its leakin water into the engine block

my head gasket was blown and it had water in the oil which made the oil look a milky color

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