I'm glad to help. I just wish I had better news. What you said can be true. If the headgasket leaks into the combustion chamber (cylenders) you will see white smoke from the exhaust. However, if the leak goes from the cylender to a water port where the coolant circulates through, basically compressed air gets into the cooling system and pushes the coolant out. A plugged radiator, heater core, or bad hose won't cause it. The radiator will do nothing but slow the coolant flow down and overheat the engine, the heater core will provide little to no heat in the vehicle, and a hose. Well it will leak or could collapse. If collapsed, based on what hose it is, it will do nothing more than stop the flow of coolant.
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Thursday, January 13th, 2011 AT 4:28 AM