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MY CAR HAS DONE 57K MILES....HEAD G REPLACEMENT AT 55 AND CAM BELT NOT BECASUE THE GASKET WENT BUT DUE TO AGE IF CAR.......THE CAR IS LOSING COOLANT AND THE HEATING DOES NOT WORK. I HAVE BEEN TOLD THIS COULD BE THE HEAD GASKET HOW CAN THIS BE WHEN IT HA

2004 MG ZR • 57 miles

Cant see how can be head gasket when has only been done end of 2011 car has full serivce history purchased it in novem 2011. Temp gauge running normally
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Shandl
April 28, 2012.



Is it leaking water or oil from the gasket?

Roy

ASEMaster6371
Apr 28, 2012.
There was a small drip of pink coolant dripping under where the pump is according to mechanic. But I have looked twice over the last two days and it is now not there. Am I correct in sayng if the garage does a block test this will show if it is def the head gasket without taking the car apart.

Tiny
Shandl
Apr 28, 2012.
I do not believe in the block test. I have been burned by it a few times.

I do a actual leak down test to verify the head gasket. It is much more accurate.

Roy

ASEMaster6371
Apr 28, 2012.
So how do you do a leak down test. What is it I need to say they have done a compression test.

Tiny
Shandl
Apr 28, 2012.
Runs about 79 dollars. Compression test does not check for cylinder leakage.

Roy

ASEMaster6371
Apr 28, 2012.