HOW DO I KNOW IF HEAD GASKET IS BLOWN OR THE SEAL BROKE

  • Tiny
  • ray9191
  • 1998 Pontiac Bonneville
  • 240,000 miles

I can see coolant everytime someone revs the car and I can smell it

Sunday, January 15th, 2012 AT 5:00 PM

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  • Tiny
  • rasmataz
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Have it checmically and pressure tested-

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Sunday, January 15th, 2012 AT 5:09 PM
  • Tiny
  • ray9191
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Heres a picture of where it leaks

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Sunday, January 15th, 2012 AT 5:29 PM
  • Tiny
  • rasmataz
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It seems like its leaking thru the intake manifold gasket-

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Sunday, January 15th, 2012 AT 5:42 PM
  • Tiny
  • ray9191
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I replace the intake about 3 years ago but what can I do to fix it if its my head gasket or intake

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Monday, January 16th, 2012 AT 3:23 AM
  • Tiny
  • mhpautos
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You will have to do the chemical and pressure test first, you need to prove the integrity of the gasket first.

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Monday, January 16th, 2012 AT 9:17 AM

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