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What are the symptoms of a busted gasket 1998 Chevy Malibu?

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As with most engines, you will often find oil around the outside below the intake. You may also realize that you are running out of coolant a lot. this is caused by the cooling jackets inside the engine breaching the head gasket and leaking into the combustion cylinder. Start easy. Open your engine oil cap and see if you find any gross whitish slime on the inside of the cap itself. If so that usually means that you are getting coolant (moisture) in your oil. This is bad. coolant gets sticky when cooked in your engine. the friction will restrict the pistons and create more heat. You will eventually notice your engine running warmer than it should (although overheating can be a symptom of many different problems). If you don't notice any of these symptoms you may, as the problem gets worse notice a rough idle from air leaking into the system or the James Bond style plume of white smoke behind you on the road as leaking oil drips onto your exhaust .

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