How can you tell when head gasket is blow

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How can you tell when head gasket is blow

Friday, December 14th, 2012 AT 5:40 AM

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Tiny
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Loss of coolant, white smoke from the tail pipe, bubbling into the reservoir when engine isn't overheating.

A "sniffer" test can be done to confirm a suspected leaking head gasket. Air is drawn from the radiator through a glass cylinder with two chambers partially filled with a special dark blue liquid. If combustion gases are leaking into the cooling system, the liquid will turn bright yellow.

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