Yup. That is the only proper repair. If you are losing coolant and you want to verify it is due to a head gasket, add a small bottle of dark purple dye in the radiator, then check a day later with a black light. The dye will show up as a bright yellow stain. If a head gasket is leaking, you will find the dye inside the tail pipe. Auto parts stores will have the right dye for the fluid being tested, and those that rent or borrow tools should have a black light.
Saturday, December 24th, 2016 AT 1:07 PM