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Head Gasket Question

Postby Vmax700 » January 28th, 2005, 4:15 am

How can I tell if my head gasket is going bad or ready to blow? What should I be looking for? Will a compression test tell me? any help would be great. Thanks
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Head Gasket Question

Postby FiredUpRupp » January 28th, 2005, 6:31 am

Over heating and leaking have been the way I have always been able to tell. But I think a pressure test would probably expose some type of leaking. I don't know what type of pressure they are required to hold so I would be careful.
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Head Gasket Question

Postby rabeb25 » January 28th, 2005, 7:42 am

Just look for loss of coolant.
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Head Gasket Question

Postby bkopp85 » January 28th, 2005, 11:26 am

another way to tell is to make sure your sled is cold pop the radiator cap off start the sled and watch for bubbles. the leaking head gasket will cause gases from combustion and compression to leak into the coolant causing it to bubble
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Head Gasket Question

Postby Vmax700 » January 29th, 2005, 10:37 am

Thanks guys for all the helpful information. Turned out that the problem wasn't my head gasket but some pin holes in the line to the carburator that were leaking & a bad spark plug boot. a much easier fix then the gasket.
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