It really depends on how bad the problem is. If the problem is a small leak in the head gasket or head, then the engine will start and may even run ok for a little bit before it starts overheating. If the leak is bad enough a good deal of antifreeze might be inside the engine and starting it could result in severe damage (this is called hydrolock), and you will likely need another engine if this happens. No matter if you can start it or not, it is strongly recommended that you minimize any driving in it and get it fixed as soon as possible.
It can if the cylinder fills with coolant.
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.
Because the head gasket is blown.
The car will start but it will run rough and will probably overheat and cause worse problems.
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.
Most of the times when you have low compression on one cylinder it's an indication that the head gasket is blown. If more than one cylinder has low compression and is hard to start the you most deffinatly have a blown head gasket
yes it will start, however it will not run. It will quickly overheat due to loss of coolent. Running a engine with a blown head gasket will cause all types of other issues as well. Water in the oil will quickly cause damage to the main/rod bearrings and can damage all internal parts.
Blown head gasket.
The first place to look would be a blown head gasket, or; a stuck thermostat, bad water pump, low water, bad fan (mechanical and or electric) - all of which could cause a blown head gasket.
You have a blown head gasket.
Yes it would.
Loss of power and hard to start.
ONE ANSWER >>>>>> HEADS ARE WARPED AND HEAD GASKET IS BLOWN your answer was very correct, A new head had to be installed and 89 GL is working again. Thanks again, md
your head gasket is probaly blown.
Yes, it will start. But know that every minute you run the engine you are doing damage.
probably a blown head gasket.
might have a blown head gasket
usually not....the engine will start, but will run rough and/or overheat
Symptoms of a blown head gasket are, loss of coolant with no apparent leak, white smoke from the exhaust especially at start up, and white foamy substance on the underside of the oil fill cap, oil level overfull, and a possible engine miss with loss of power. If you do have a blown head gasket stop driving this vehicle immediately. Serious engine damage will occur if you continue to drive this vehicle with a blown head gasket.
There could be numerous reasons why a Suburban is making engine noise at start up. It could be anything from a blown gasket to a spark plug. A mechanic will be able to find out the cause of the noise.
That's usally a sign of a blown head gasket. When the engine is cold, take the radiator cap off and then start the engine, if the radiator starts to overflow then that is a sign of a blown head gasket.
blown head gasket
most likely you have blown the head gasket or warped/cracked the head so that there is no compression in the cylinders. hold the gas to the floor while trying to start it, it may run for a few seconds, but it;s time for some engine work/replacement.
Blown head gasket. But with a blown head gasket wouldn't you notice a kind of milkyness to the oil when you checked the oil because of the mixing?
blown head gasket