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Q: Blown gasket

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I think I have a blown gasket. I can smell gasoline in the water.

The smell of gasoline in the coolant is a sure sign of an internal engine problem. It may be a bad head gasket or even a crack in the engine. This engine in particular is known for head gasket failures. A mechanic would typically perform a block test to verify if this is the problem. I recommend having your vehicle’s smell inspected so they can have the appropriate repairs completed.

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