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Q: Head gasket blown

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I think my head gasket is blown. How would I know if it is?

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 need assistance with an inspection or replacement of your head gasket, I would have a certified mechanic come to you to have the correct repairs made.

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