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What are signs of a blown engine vs blown head gasket?

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With a blown head gasket the engine will still run, poorly with issues, but run. A blown engine will not continue to run from that moment on.

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Sure it will start with a blown head gasket. But, if you continue to run this engine with a blown head gasket you will destroy the engine.


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