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Old 03-04-2002, 01:03 AM
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If you've got hydrocarbons in the coolant you've got a bad head gasket, or even a cracked head. Last car I had that showed hydrocarbons in the coolant had cracks radiating from every valve seat. If it is the head gasket, it might not be blown yet, but heading that way.
Mike Tangas
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