What else could cause head gasket to fail in 1996 Saturn SL2 other than history of low coolant?
overheating is #1 answer for blown head gaskets!
What would cause a coolant leak into my oil in a Saturn even though head gasket has been replaced and oil has been changed multiple times to remove coolant previously exhisting?
Yes. There is coolant flowing through your heads and if that gasket is blown then coolant could be entering your cylinders, causing stalling. Check your oil, if it is "Chocolate milky" looking, then you have coolant entering your oil, possibly from a blown head gasket or many other locations. Hope this helps. Remember to start with the simpilest solution first.
What would cause engine oil to be collecting in my radiator coolant when no coolant is in my crankcase oil on a 2002 Pontiac Gran Prix SE with 3.1 engine?
You may have a blown head gasket. Have it pressure tested. The head gasket keeps the cylinder head sealed from the water that circulates through the heads to keep them cool. If the gasket gets a hole in it, then there is a gap in which oil can get into your coolant. Make sure what you are seeing is OIL in the coolant first.
fist of all.. no. if your coolant hose is leaking then you will probably run out of coolant and blow a head gasket and you don't want that.second of all i have a question for you:is your coolant hose leaking or are you just losing coolant all the time? if your hose isn't leaking, then is possible you have a blown head gasket or a cracked block or a blown head gasket, and either of…
Could gas leak into the cooling system if the intake manifold gasket is bad it also has air bubbling inside the water reservoir?
White smoke is generally caused by coolant "anti-freeze" being introduced to the engine combustion and "out the tailpipe". Unless the "exaust gasket" doubles as a intake/coolant path gasket I don't believe that is your problem. Take the car to a reputable shop for a coolant system pressure and/or dye check. Good luck!
if parts of cylinder head breaks, during compression it will push the whole Header up which will cause the Gasket to rip off and coolant leaking in the cylinder and mixing with fuel and failing a cyliner or engine. thus burning out all the coolant and over heating problems will occure. exactly what happened to my civic. PS theres coolant all around each cylinder separated and sealed by gasket.
Why would you lose coolant in the reserve bottle of a 1995 Civic even when radiator hose pipes are in perfect state?
Most commonly this is due to overheating or a blown head gasket. Overheating causes the coolant to expand, and rush into the resevoir, then overflow it. When cool, the coolant that remains will be sucked back into the engine. A blown head gasket can cause the coolant to enter the firing chambers of the engine then be blown out the tailpipe, or the compression can leak into the coolant area and push the coolant out…