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Old 03-04-2002, 02:03 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.
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