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What would cause sputtering after changing a valve gasket on a 2000 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0l z-tec?

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Does not changing the oil cause a blown head gasket?

That isn't likely. Most head gasket failures are caused by overheating. Not changing the oil will cause the motor to sludge up and increase the wear on the internal parts.


What is cause for the water in the radiator to boil in your ford focus?

possibly a bad head gasket you might need more coolant


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What is the cause of car sputtering while driving and now will not start?

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Your Honda civic is sputtering at high RPM?

If a car is sputtering at high RPMs, the fuel pressure needs to be checked. If the fuel pump can't keep up, this will cause sputtering. Also, the car should be checked to make sure the valves are adjusted properly.


What will cause coolant to get in oil head gasket or intake gasket?

The Intake gasket is leaking, NOT THE HEAD GASKET. Replace the intake gasket


What could cause a grinding sound in a Chrysler Sebring when making a sharp left turn after changing spark plugs and valve gasket?

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What would cause a knocking sound after changing the oil pan gasket in a 2000 chrysler voyager?

Something was assembled improperly. Double check all work.


Will a blown head gasket cause erratic idle?

I blown head gasket can cause an engine miss which one cause a rough idle.


Can changing timing belt cause head gasket problems?

Replacing the timing belt on an Interference engine, and doing it wrong, can cause serious problems. Busted piston, bent valve, cracked head, are a few.


Saab 95 2.3 eco engine automatic and the oil is emulsifying within days of changing it what would cause this?

It could be a bad head gasket or a leaking oil cooler. Doing a compression check should tell if it is a bad head gasket.


What would cause the check engine light preceded by sputtering on a 1998 Eclipse RS?

it could be the coil


How do you stop a faucet from sputtering?

Often a faucet will sputter if there is air in the lines. This happens if the water has been turned off and then on again. If this is the cause, it is only necessary to run the water a while and the air will get out of the lines, and the sputtering will stop.


What would cause a '92 Dodge Dynasty 3.3 6-cyl not to run after changing a head gasket?

Someone didn't hook the wires up right.


1994 honda civic is sputtering?

If your 1994 Honda Civic is sputtering, it may be due to a clogged fuel line. Another possible cause is that one of the pistons isn't firing correctly. A tune up might be in order.


What could cause my 2002 Ford Focus to lose compression?

Blown head gasket, burnt or bent valve, spark plug loose, busted piston, worn or broken rings,


What can cause engine sputtering in a car that makes the engine shake so bad that it vibrates the entire car?

A cylinder misfiring can cause this sympton, check/replace spark plugs and plug wires. Also, sputtering and shaking can be caused by engine timing, have the timing checked. Another cause can be fouled fuel injectors on fuel injected vehicles.


Can a tuneup cause a blown head gasket?

No, a normal tune up cannot cause a blown head gasket. A blown head gasket normally is caused by an engine overheating or by a defect in the gasket or head. If it happened right after a tune-up that is just a coincidence.


What would cause bucking and sputtering on a 1999 Lincoln Town Car?

clogged fuel filter, or bad fuel pump


What caused the journals of the crankshaft to become egg-shaped on a 2004 Ford Focus?

Not changing the oil and filter can cause the crankshaft's journals to become egg-shaped.


What would cause your car engine to smell like fuel and spit fuel from the exhaust with grey smoke?

The carburetor needs calibration or changing of possibly defective part, for example, gasket or needles.


Could a blown valve cover gasket cause oil to mix with coolant?

No, only a blown head gasket or cracked head will cause coolant to mix with the oil. A leaking valve cover gasket will only cause oil to leak onto the engine block externally.


How do you change fuel filter 2008 Ford Focus?

The Fuel Filter in the 2008 Ford Focus is a lifetime guarantee . And as such, does not require changing. However that doesn't mean it could not get clogged and cause issues . Contact your dealer or Ford themselves for more info .