[Automotive] Blown Head Gasket
Posted by tim in It wouldn't fit in any other category... on February 16, 2006

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A recent visitor to this site found it based on the above search query. While I didn't have that content actually here, I figure it would just take a couple minutes for me to.

When a head gasket "blows" on any vehicle, the variety of possible symptoms can range from higher fuel consumption to water in the oil. The syptoms are very similar, if not identical, to those that would be caused by a cracked cylinder head or engine block.

Possible signs that your car may have a faulty head gasket include (but are not limited to): - Increased fuel consuption - Higher operating temperature than normal - Hard starting - Rough idle - Excessive steam in the exhaust - Coolant in the oil - Oil in the radiator

If you notice any of these issues, have your vehicle inspected by a mechanic as soon as possible. If you keep driving your car as normal with these conditions, you could cause further damage to your engine and/or become stranded on the highway.

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