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Pretty sure my head gasket is blown


Chris

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Title says it all. I haven't noticed it until a little bit ago. I started my truck and it sounded like it was running on less than 8. When it is warmed up sounds fine. I have a huge power loss when cold.

 

6.0 might be coming early

 

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To make double sure if the heaed gasket is gone, go to a rad shop and dip the antifreeze with the purple (pill) die solution....

It will tell them if exhaust gases are ecaping out the head gasket....and polutting the antifreeze.

 

Just to be sure of the problem..

Scooby

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I am seeing white smoke and I noticed a gallon of coolant gone. I can't afford to have any work done and that will hurt the bank. It runs fine after its been warmed up but cold you can really hear it and tell

 

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At least you didn't have AFM oil consumption :) Being sarcastic, of course! Seriously, sorry to hear it. If you're looking to swap motors, now's the time. If you were thinking repair, you'd also have to rule out a cracked block. Had that happen on a Ford Escort in college. The good thing about these trucks is how common (cheap) used parts are.

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If it is the head gasket it will not take long to use all the water in the rad and then it will come to a complete stop. I have blown more than my share of head gaskets and it can get crazy when one blows out all the way. Had one in my Chevelle blow the breather cap off and dent the inside of the hood. :jester:

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Oil was fine Monday. I dumped the coolant in Saturday. Only problem is the engine swap is gonna drain the bank and ruin Christmas.

 

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