Q: Car runs hot and leaks

asked by on February 03, 2016

My car runs hot and is leaking from around the head gasket.

The cooling system on these vehicles are known to leak from the head gaskets as the vehicle ages and the cooling system fluid becomes acidic to the point that it starts damaging metal parts of the aluminum heads and starts causing internal and external leaking. The cylinder heads would have to be removed and the head and block inspected for damage to the metal eroding away. I recommend you have a mechanic like one from YourMechanic diagnose why your car is running hot and determine if there are any coolant leaks.

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