How To Tell If Your Head Gasket Is Blown




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Mista Gin: hi how are you doing I have an 2000 dodge Durango 5.2 I have replace my radiator with a brand new one a new water pump ,new thermostat and housing new fan clutch but still running hot can u help me please

ClayRanger143 (Clayranger143): C'mon people! Make the old guy get 2 million views on this vid!

Jordan Guzman: Hey Scott I have a 86 ram d150 that makes a ticking sound when I accelerate and gets louder and faster as I go faster or give the car more gas. It sounds like it's coming from the passenger side under the car. And the crank pully is wobbling a bit too I think it's making a tick sound as well. Any help would be great thanks

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Robert Franks: sorry about this scotty but i didnt know how to get to you 

i have a ? scotty my freind that has a 1997 toyota camry that all of a sudden started missing the insterment pannel went wild then died and so did the car we took the +post off then when you go to put it back on it tries to start never saw anything like it runs fine untill it gets warm then starts missing wont take gas what do you think
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Terry Hunt: Hey Scotty, love your videos, I got a question, so I had a rusty pipe commin from my water pupm runnin into the rad, I overheated the vechile a few times like an idiot bfor I patched the hole on the pipe. So i filled my rad with one bottle of 50 50 coolant, the vechile "dodge caravan" had trouble startin and ran horrible and shook as i drove up the road, so i checked the overflow for the coolant it was black with oil and my oil light came on. So i drained the coolant immediately, so can i run that test to see if i have a blown head gasket with no coolant and i watched your other video you used sealent and took of the thermostat. Should i try that? Can you help me out here? a response would really be appericated, thanks man!

pinoywheelgunner: what about bad gaskets that are about to  leak? is there a way to test that? i have an older car which has no leaking head gasket yet, but my biggest concern is the gasket develops a leak on long trips. is there a way to test if the gasket will leak soon?

TFfolkes: I have a 1998 jeep tj with 4.0. Need head gasket.
Mechanic wants 12 hours and says will need to pull engine.....

Arthur Lazalde: I have a 2002 s-10 with a 4.3 and the check engine light just came on. I scanned the trouble codes and came up with p0171 and p0174. Do you think I need to replace a gasket? 

The Tyttuutface: Movie suggestion: Scott Kilmer: The Angriest Mechanic In the World

Sid Weiss: should an experienced mechanic know if it has a cracked head gasket.  ya see i bought a 1985 cavalier and the guy says it the car is a good car low mileage 56k. i buy the car and 1 month later i notice a leak of oil on the pavement and it turns out its a cracked head gasket.  i'm like wtf.  do u think he knew or is he just a moron or am i moron

Byron Pelico: Hi Scotty The spark plugs are all wet with water , and in the exahust comes a lot water.. But the oil it looks ok. Could you help me? could be the headgasket blown?  If I replace the headgasket do you think may fix the problem?? Thank you.

rag Doll: Hey Scotty,
Could you recommend and economical but high quality rebuilt engine and transmission company? Looking to swap in a 4.3 gm v6 and th700r4 transmission in my 76 cj7 jeep.
Thanks for another great video. :)

acvillator: I have a 1997 Acura integra that has oil leaking from (facing engine) the left side of the engine. I have no idea what it is. Also, water is puddling on the drivers side floor. Can you recommend a wind shield sealant? Thanks 

drippingwax: The dealership said my 1999 Forester needs a new head gasket for $3,500.  The car drives fine.  There is only oil on the dipstick and coolant on the radiator cap.  The exhaust looks "clean," but there is a bad oil leak on the passenger side.  I cleaned the underside of the engine and watched the car run for twenty minutes, but did not see any leaks, just possibly more seepage, although each time that I go to move the car, it is low a quart or two of oil!
As I understand it, I need to do a compression test, coolant system test, and a leakdown test.
I just do not want to replace the head gasket and realize something else was amiss.  Could you possibly help me figure out what is going on?  I would greatly appreciate it!  Thanks!

joseph sayegh: hi scotty what the name of this think you use it please let me know thank you

Navmanc manc: Hi Scotty,
Got question ,VW SHARAN DIESEL when i take my foot of the gas pedal when approaching traffic lights and when changing manual gear it makes a squeeky sound each time and lasts for a  seconds.under my car can you please help.it does not happen when car is stopped and engine running.Thankyou.

Gervacio Artigas: You are good man very good thanks for all the knowledge

Joshua Hitchens: hey scotty, just bought a hyundai accent and it looks like its overheated before its loosing coolant but not blowing white smoke drives ok but when the aircon is on it overheats meaning the temperature rises and i turn the heat on i cant see any coolant leaking as i know what are my possibilities

dj red hare aus: my oil has water in it and the cooling system is pressurized when the engine is cold

EMT: Thanks! They sometimes skip corners and take the easy way. If they ever did that, I suggest you consult with a paralegal or lawyer. This way they won't be able to cheat you.
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