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is this a blow head gasket?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by scott's turf, May 6, 2003.

  1. scott's turf

    scott's turf LawnSite Senior Member
    from NH
    Posts: 949

    My toyota truck is going through coolant really fast and runs a little rough at idle. I am pretty sure that it is a blow head gasket and would be pricey to fix so I think she may be going to the junkyard. I have not seen any puddleing under the truck. Does this sound like a blown head gasket to you?
  2. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,457

    Water in the oil?
  3. goodbeus

    goodbeus LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 392

    I just went through this...does it smoke a lot...if so, put something at the exhaust for a few seconds...if it's wet, yep, it's a blown head gasket...also, take out a sparkplug 1 at a time and turn the engine over...if there's water coming out of the plug hole, it's definatly a blown head gasket...this happened on my Chevy, took the head off and found a crack:eek: ...had to replace the head:angry:
  4. grassdaddy

    grassdaddy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 565

    Oil in radiator??
  5. scott's turf

    scott's turf LawnSite Senior Member
    from NH
    Posts: 949

    Well I have determined that it is a blown head gasket. The truck has been retired and I have bought a new F250. Check my post in the truck section. Thanks for your help guys.

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