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Old 08-13-2000, 03:58 PM
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Could a warped cylinder head or leaking head gasket cause overheating? I have already changed all the cooling parts to brand new and had the car diagnosed. The Mech told me that it could be a warped head/leaky head gasket. Is there a test to make sure that it's the head? Just wanna be 100% sure or get a second opinion before opening up the engine.


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Old 08-13-2000, 08:09 PM
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francis,

You can do a compression test and also watch for bubbles in the coolant.

Good luck,

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Old 08-13-2000, 08:49 PM
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yes it can i had the same problem i replaced every thing in the cooling system only to find a bad head gasket was the rote of all the problems.i did the compression test and that is when i found it was bad
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Old 08-13-2000, 10:59 PM
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There is a tool sold by NAPA for this...It goes in the place of the reservoir cap. You run the engine and if the blue liquid turns yellow, you have a combustion leak into the coolant system.

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