Q: Blown head ?

asked by on

I'm loosing coolant from the resivor having to add from the minimum amount to full line about every 2 weeks, a little white smoke from exhaust here and there not huge clouds but enough to see it's there. I was told I have a minor leak on the valve cover not sure what one specifically and was told I have too much holes in exhaust as well as a bad catalyst converter and o2 sensors. I'm not sure if I have a blown head or not. I check the oil and coolant constantly both look fine. I've had this truck for only a few months and it ran fine no loss of coolant and no smoke but when I changed my coolant and oil at dealers a few days later these symptoms starting happening. Please help.
My car has a manual transmission.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Blown head ?

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Truck using too much fuel - 1995 Dodge Ram 1500

A variety of faults can cause your 1995 Dodge Ram 1500 to use excess fuel. The most common would be fuel leaks, EVAP system leaks, a leaking fuel injector, oxygen sensors, vacuum leaks, or a misfire condition. Faults such as...

Q: Headlights, power locks, and speedometer not working

Hey there. The fact that the ABS and 4WD service lights came on means there is a fault code stored that may shed some light on those problems. Commonly when the ABS and 4WD lights come on together, the problem...

Q: Car is losing power and the temperature gauge reads high.

Hello. From what you've described, most likely, your engine has had a head gasket failure, perhaps because of a failed thermostat - which could cause the "temperature way up, then backs off" cycle you describe. A failed head gasket means...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.