How To Tell If Your Head Gasket Is Blown




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Ben Connor: This guy's great.

Ryan Toomey: Will this work on cars that do not have a radiator cap and instead only have a cap on the overflow reservoir?

Michael Caceres: Scotty,I've a Chevrolet Ventura 2001, in the lower intake manifold where the cooling temperature sensor ( thread) is a hair line crack, how can you fix without to take out the intake manifold,thank you.

George W: Nice test kit. I've always done it old school by pulling the oil dipstick and checking it for chocolate milk as it were. As well as hydrocarbons in the coolant. That test kit seems to let one know way before the coolant does. What a time saver. 

Railbox200: how accurate are these test?

strung0ut01: Hi Scotty, really appreciate all your tips. Just wondering I am getting coolant in my sump, I haven't tried this combustion tester but did I pressure test the cooling system and it isn't losing pressure, which should rule out gasket failure correct? Any ideas how it could be getting into my oil?

Aden Gilbert: You ever worked on a Hyundai Tiburon are the engines solid 

Stan THE MAN: Hi Scotty kilmer I jus wanted to know is seafoam cleaner really good, or bad for some cars. I have a 94 Toyota celica and its been sitting out for about 4 years and I've been trying to get it back to its glory since I'm the new owner. I changed the oil a few times but it still comes out dark like black almost, I even changed my oil pan. I jus wanted to know if seafoam really works, and should I use it????? Thank you for taking the time to read this. P.s I was doing research about seafoam and seeing different ways people have done it but I wanted to ask you and anybody's opinion in this situation.

playa187: Yo Scott, got a 2005 f150 and I have a burnt rubber smell coming from the exhaust..just had the serpentine belt replaced about a month and half ago cuz it was squealing and also the burnt rubber smell. Any idea what that is? Is it a pulley sticking? When the belt was removed all pullies moved freely. Any help would be great. Thanx guy

Sal Damian: hey scotty i have a question, i got my head re furnished because we replaced the head gaskets and put it back together and my car started to leak and my mechanic said that it had to be re welded and stuff , i haven't had my car for a month and i have kinda lost hope of it getting fixed do you think that re weld will stop the leak and make my car run back into life?

Mohammed jasim: How To Tell If Your Head Gasket Is Blown: http://youtu.be/QA7KVQq9vKA

Rudy Cadena: So i have a 1987 nissan d21 pickup, and i just replace the head gasket... had the head machined before re installing... still getting alot of white smoke from the tail pipe and running poorly when accelerating... any ideas would be helpful... thank you...

***Classified***: What causes a head gasket to develop little leaks?

Petey Pablo: Mr. Kilmer, would you say a car losing coolant is a bad head gasket? i see water dripping out the exhaust pipe and the water feels cold but i'm not sure if it's actually coolant or not.

Ellen Clougherty: question, what if a seller knows he has a blown head gasket and does a quick radiator flush and puts new antifreeze in before putting it up for sale and doesnt start the vehicle, will it still show up on this test....

Latino America: Just tried the test on my honda civic 2004 gasoline engine and the fluid turned GREEN instead of yellow.... isn't the green supposed to happen only for DIESEL engines? What does this mean? 

SkinnyFatBoyzz: love his energy

JohnnyTheCarNut V.: hello scotty i love your videos, see them all the time when i can.I wanted to tell you i have a 1990 full ford bronco and today i started it and its blowing white smoke out of the exhaust and smells rich plus i hardly drive it because the tranny is not that great, please help, thank you.

TheReal SirKronik: Should the tester kit be air tight when doing the test? I did that and sucked up coolant even after draining some out. Maybe I need to drain more out? Love your videos btw.

Mathur Saravanan: mr. scotty kimer.. I have a doubt.. what's is the reason for the cooling water getting low in radiator.. I checked there is no external leak, if I go for a ride say 50 kms, the amout of water reducing is about 5-6 litres.. can u able to advice me?

MyAccountBitch: That's a $100 kit. Is there a cheaper way that might be as accurate and not extremely difficult?

Rhonda Hernandez: I have a 2003 for expidition my oil cap is milky but the dip stuck is clean wat can it be 

Antonio catanese: Liquid green whats means? thanks for your answer

Mark Grace: Hey Scott how can you check a coil pack on a 97 ranger 2.3l

Matt Joines: My grandpa has an 80s ranger that I think the head gasket is blown on. It smokes out of tail pipe real bad. I was thinking about buying for around 300. Would it be a waste of money if the head gasket was blown?

KCTnD: Dude, you are awesome! Hope you are making stacks of $$$ from the Tube! You have given me some GREAT pointers.

Jason O'cass: Hi scotty i have a 1999 saab 93 b204e will steel seal fix my head gasket? I pressume its the head gasket as when ive ran it for a while then shut it off it overflows at the coolant resovoir cap pls help

amatelk956: Thanks Scotty ! Your the Best ! Yellow means Blown !

cannabean5: I do not have an overheating problem or any sign of oil in antifreeze or water in the oil. I'm thinking of using this test because I cant figure out what's going on. I have a new radiator cap 16 lbs (stock correct) but water trys to surpass it and the upper hose swells or has a lot of pressure. Any ideas? 2002 Chrysler Town and country 3.8l.

Michael Butler: Can I just throw the liquid down the drain when I am done with it?

MysteryWolph: I was skeptical about this stuff. I'm hearing more and more good things about it. I blew a head gasket in my 94 Explorer (4.0 OHV V6). I sent it to the shop, since the oil is milkshaked and I assumed it was too far gone for a sealer to fix. Maybe I was wrong. 

Falcedon: Hey Scotty I have a 2001 Chevy Malibu 3.1 v6 (famous for head gasket problems) and I've noticed some problems. My coolant reservoir has a white creamy gunk on the cap and inside the rim of the reservoir and there's a leak under my manifold. Does this sound like a blown head gasket? My dad has been a mechanic for over 20 years and he won't believe its a head gasket.

joecugo: The scumbags at Econo Lube tried to tell me I had blown head gasket and it turned out it was fine

john hill: If theres a bad head gaskit doesn't water get into the oil also n turn,it a grey color?? I was in il. a few months ago ,stopped at a shop off the highway a guy did this test n said I had a blown headgaskit the car was fine just ran it too hard I think its running fine

Randall Cheney: Hey, would this test come back positive if the intake manifold gasket was failed?

Keelan Kennedy: how has this guy not got his own tv show??

Michael Chitwood: Great, informative video. Thank you.

Sami Hamid: Hey Scotty, have a 95 Civic EX here. After various overheating issues I have replaced nearly everything involving the cooling system (cost me little to nothing in money so not a major loss). New OEM rad cap, upper and lower rad hoses, OEM thermostat (there wasn't one originally in the engine when i first bought it HA) and new overflow bottle. slowing running out of option as to why im overheating. most of the time the needle goes up only in traffic after a while, so i wanna point towards the fan. but the fan turns on when the needle rises up a little (like midway), and then it drops back down to normal. also the overflow bottle gets past the max line alot and the rad is almost bone dry sometimes when i go to check the next day. so i cant believe that its only a fan issue. ive bled the system several times, and for the most part the car doesn't overheat much but after past experiences its a little concerning to see that temp needle go up past normal. 

Geisy Delgado: Hey scotty, I have a 2003 silverado 5.3 The truck is leaking alot of motor oil. I don't know where the leak is coming from. It looks like it's coming from near the heads/block on the right side. The left side looks clean, only the right is a mess oil everywhere. Could you tell me where the leak could possibly be coming from? Thank you

Munky332: assuming this kit doesnt work on a diesel?

phenobarbitalmv75: I have a 2002 Chevy malibu and the gasket is blown ....if I would take it to a mechanic..do anyone knows the price tag to repair it?

josh tattrie: Lol. I have watched a ton of your videos. Your work on a lot of Toyotas! I would swear you worked at a Toyota dealership. Basically one in every video. Your good, I work at a Toyota dealership as a tech, not many guys like you out there with common sense. Keep up the good work!

Michael Gutierrez: I've been running my 97zj jeep for almost a year. (5.2 magnum) and have no problems other then dirty coolent o flush it once a month and use straight water :D

Edward Crowder: Scotty, I have a 2001 Sierra 1500 with the 5.3 engine. It is currently flashing the SES light and giving me a P0300 code. After checking the spark plugs I found this one ( https://www.dropbox.com/s/sgg616ms61ayil2/20141115_151522.jpg?dl=0 ) with oil on it and none of the others did. Could this be the result of a head gasket gone bad?

DaFiyaManDrew: My car is blowing white smoke heavily from the exhaust and it doesn't smell sweet. It strongly smells like gas. I believe it's my head gasket and it might be causing a misfire. I got OBD code : P0007 (V6 3L)

Radoslaw Jocz: hello sometimes is also useful to check the compression in all cylinders to check if gasket is ok or not

chevyfan999: Trying to figure out if I have a blown head gasket keep getting different answers the engine sounds fine and it's not overheating but there's oil around the oil cap and it's losing coolant but guy says I need a new water pump that it's not a gasket one guy says it is Idk it is a old car and took good care of it if this car goes Idk what to do

Tomlin James: or since its a Toyota you should just go head at 100,000 miles and replace them since that is usually when they fail.

lem9561: Hey scotty when i performed this test on my 1993 nissan 240sx the liquid turned green. What does that mean?

David Mootoo: Hi, I have a 1998 Plymouth Neon 2.0L DOHC (thank you for your sympathy) and my diagnostic said "Cylinder 1 misfire" and the car does not smoke in any way at all. I tried doing the steps in your video, but I was unable to change the coils because of the way the system is made up. Also, just like in the video, the 1st spark plug is really bad, but the rest of them are in relatively good condition. Any suggestions on how to proceed? I live in the Caribbean and my specimen is a left hand drive bone-stock configuration originally from Canada (if that helps). Thanks...

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