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Q: Blown head gasket

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I think I have blown a head gasket. How would I know for sure?

Hi there. Common signs of a blown head gasket are: overheating, thick white smoke from the tail pipe, milky liquid in the oil cap or radiator cap, or loss of coolant. If you would like to have your head gasket inspected or replaced, then I would have a certified mechanic diagnose your vehicle and make any repairs necessary.

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