Where can I find a how to guide for beginners to fix a blown head gasket for a 1997 Mazda protege?
What is the best website to go to to find a free how to guide for beginners on how to fix a blown head gasket in a 1997 Mazda protege with a 1.5L engine?
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…
that is a great ? and hard figure out because it could be 1 of many reasons. i reacently had this happen to me and it took mechanics 2 months to figure it out imagine that! it was a stopped up radiator. but in addition to that it could've been blown head gasket, a fuse, a sensor, water pump, plugged heater core for anyone out there that has a 97 protege if it is overheating…
That depends how badly it's blown. Sometimes one of the radiator stop-leak products will work for awhile, but it's only a very temporary fix. Best to do it right and replace the gasket, to prevent further damage due to overheating. Do it yourself for the price of the gasket and the investment of a few hours of your time :)
no. depending on how long the car was driven with a blown head gasket some serious metal on metal warping could have occured if are trying to buy a used car for cheap that had a blown head gasket i wouldn't recommend however if its your car that has the blown gasket take it to the shop very easy to fix