How To Tell If Your Head Gasket Is Blown




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Railbox200: how accurate are these test?

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.

ksktrash: Awesome. Thanks a lot. Cheers

Ben Connor: This guy's great.

joaquin sierralta: isnt enough with only 1 tube?... 

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. 

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

Enrique Gonzalez: I have a Nissan sentra 2001 gx. engine sound grate but wen I am driving the nging make a chaiking sound like the the metal thins that hold the engine are wern out but not sure

kounsucks: Is replacing the head gasket expensive? 

Alex Chevez: Scotty please help me I want to know how to calibrate. The valves in my chevy astro 2000 4.3 vortex engine because have some noise at the passenger side the sound is like if two peaces of metal hitting. Each other. Sound it's not. Too loud 

Sean Gomez: Hi I have a 1997 cadillac catera and it blows out alot of smoke out of the exhaust. People tell me it needs head repair but i dont know. the car runs great except when it starts heating up it blows alot of smoke everytime i accelerate. When i dont accelerate its still blows smoke but less than when i accelerate. when its cold theres no smoke. What should i do?

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movieguy73: why does the tester have two stages?

Marco C.: Scotty, so i bought one of these and tested it, let the car run for about 2 minutes, and it turned blue-green (more blue than green), and its on a gasoline car. Does that mean i have a small leak?

Bruno Erick Gomez: Hey I have a Honda civic that I bought all ready with the engine light on til today that they stole the battery of it I got another one used and started the car it ran as it always do til later on the day the engine light started Blinking and it felt like the car was losing power when I was in a red light so could it be the used battery or wats youropinion?

CarsTrucksAndAirplanes: Where did you buy that kit?

Jesus Vazquez: This is helpful thank you sir 

Rick D: If the head gasket is blown will white smoke come out of the exhaust ? And can oil leak out from the head gasket ? My friend says the dealer is going to charge him 1260.00$ But what are the signs of a blown head gasket ! His 2004 Corolla only has 143,000kms

Tyrone Griggs: Couldn't you just look at the oil for that "milkshake" appearance? That seems a bit easier and cheaper.

Robert Villarreal: Hi I have a 2000 ford focus with a cylinder 3 misfire code I replaced the ignition coil ,plugs, wires , fuel rail and I'm still getting the code outside the cooling system and a cracked head what else can cause code misfire ? 

alan stewart: hi iv av a vauxhall astra 1.4 petrol its losin water but stil as power temprature kicks in after4miles and water as gone? iv been told its cylinder head? any advice would be appreciated many thank alan sunderland england

john darmiento: I accidentally spilled a bit of engine oil into my coolant reservoir, maybe an ounce, will this do my engine harm? 

Walter Cortez: Where did yu buy the kit 

Casey Espinola: I have a 2002 Toyota Celica, can i do this test on the coolant reservoir or does it have to be on the radiator?

CarlWong510: What sensor will emit black smoke from exhaust pipe if malfunctioned?

phunkyphantom619: my fiat bravo 2.0 makes a hissing noise when i accelerate before you get the tsss noise off the turbo, is there a leak in my pipes?

Jackie Lee: You are a hero..!! I have Subaru forester 2000, at the moment the engine is overheating and no hot air come from the fan. thermostat was replaced to new one, but it has still same symptom. In this case, is it obviously the problem of blown head gasket? cheers

pieter vanham: Hey I have a 1999 Honda Civic LX 1.6 liter 200 horse power engine and its making like a buzzing noise near the valve cover. What do you think the problem is. It only happens when the A.C is on while the engine is rotating.

Andy Gulliver: Ford Focus Ghia 02 - temperature gauge permanently off the dial! Not even drove it 2 miles - head gasket? Mechanic suggest that as all the coolant, pipes and engine sounds smooth including oil levels that its the sensor after engine steam cleaned?

compaq988: Hello, I have a 2005 ford escape 4cylinder 2.3l, the car was been driven with no oil in the engine and suddenly stops, please, do I need to rebild the engine or the head gasket?

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...

MrRexQuando: Wait a minute. But what if you have a cracked head? Wouldn't you also see the same results?

INternatiol Beethoven: I HAVE A 1995 CADILLAC DEVILLE CAN YOU PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHERE I CAN BUY AN ENGINE FOR IT THAT IS GUARANTEED TO WORK? PLEASE HELP +Scotty Kilmer 

Zach Pascoe: Scotty I've got a question for you. I have oil in my radiator so i assumed a blown head gasket and bought one testers. I performed the test twice and each time was a negative. Is it possible if the leak is small enough this test can miss it or can something else cause oil in the radiator? 

Kaio Rafael: Hi Scotty, I am not English native speaker and I wonder what the heck you say in the beginning of all your videos: "...... your engines". I do not understand the beginning of the sentence. Thank you. :D

moos209: Cant you also do a compression test

kris200998: also its rarely just a head gasket my friend open up his engine to change a head gasket turned out the block was cracked, pistons were worn,rods were worn ended up changing the whole engine

Pedro Elias Diaz: Hi Scotty, i have a d15b honda engine i have machined the deck block and head put new mls headgasket and still having coolant in the cilinders what can cause this problem?, can the head be bad? i really appreciate your help and thanks in the advance.

krimes213: how much would it take to repair??

Tyesha Philpot: Will u start smelling gas really strong?

Frannyontheone: How hard is it to get to these head gaskets to see if its broken visually? or is it better to rely on the test kit

Travis Fromherz: hey scotty i have a 2000 cadillac elderado 4.6l v8 engine. my car runs fine till after a little bit then the dash will say engine is hot, need to add coolant everytime no leaks at all any ideas?

mjobermeyer09: How can you tell if a lower intake manifold gasket is blown on a GM 3400 V6?

Chris jeppesen: Hey Scott my name is Chris from Brisbane Australia, I own a 2000 holden rodeo 2.8 turbo diesel (it's a Isuzu 4jb1 engine) it's done about 275,000ks awesome car only major thing I've done to it is a injector plump reco! But I noticed from my head gasket down I have oil leaking from it (defently not tappet cover gasket) I degreased it a few weeks ago and notice it's leaking again it's not major at the moment not to the Point where it's dripping on the ground or a noticeable change on the dip stick. But my point is would it be my head gasket or somthing going on with the head it self? Thanks for you're time!! :)

anthem11212: when I'm driving down the road or come to a stop light my car will just die....also I have white smoke coming from the front of the car. What is wrong...

sonia serrano: hi scotty, my Honda accord 99 was giving a white smoke from under the coolant reservoir. the liquid in the reservoir was also bubbling. what is the cause and what do I do to fix it? thanks, sonia

Happy Harry: I've seen these testers before with only one chamber. Any reason why there are 2 chambers for the blue liquid on this one? Thanks.

Sadistic Atheist: HELP! i have a 1995 Chevrolet camaro. I've had my engine re-build about a year ago and now every time i start my car, smoke comes out from the exhaust, i don't know if its blue or white (i'm colorblind). But, It goes away once i am on the road . It`s also very noisy and when its in neutral or in park the car goes to 1500 - 2000 rpm. also, when i change gears the cars kinda kicks with a loud noise. what can it be?

Josh Mohan: 2 questions i have a 95 chevy blazer with the 4.3 v6 it has vapor not like a oil but water vapor coming out of the exhaust in a smoke form and the rad is loosing a little bit of water will this test check the intake gasket as well or just head gasket any opinons how to tell if its the head or intake 

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