• Tiny
  • lando334
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue

Engine Cooling problem
2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 152 miles

how cam I tell if my head is gone bad

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 AT 10:27 PM

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  • Tiny
  • Ernest Clark
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You'll have frequent overheating if you drive at sustained speeds around 60 or drive for long trips. And you'll have to replace coolant often.

An easy way to check is to remove the cap on your coolant surge tank. Start your motor and watch the coolant as someone revs the motor to at least 1,500 r.P.M.S.

If you see large bubbles, then your head gasket is blown. You'll have to actually look at the coolant while the motor is being reved, because the bubbles will come and go quickly.

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Sunday, January 24th, 2010 AT 7:50 AM

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