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Old 01-23-2001, 07:57 PM
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an even easier way...

is to use one of the hydrocarbon sniffers. Buddy of mine with a shop has one, simple to use, open radiator cap, run engine a few minutes, place sniffer over the radiator opening and if there's a head gasket leak, the sniffer will sound. It picks up on the hydrocarbon gases being forced into the coolant. Personally watched it in action on a blown Isuzu head gasket.
Mike Tangas
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