2002 Chevrolet Astro Q&A
2002 Chevrolet Astro Question: Head gasket
Over heats but dosen't lose water.Dose it need a head gasket and how much would it cost. email@example.com - Visitor
The most accurate way to test for a blown head gasket on a gasoline engine is to test for the presence of carbon monoxide in the cooling system. Snap-On, Matco (part # CO 2000), and Napa sell a tool to check to carry out this test. Another link to a supplier of this tool is http://www.etoolcart.com/combustion-leak-detector-lis75500.aspx. Carbon Monoxide is only present if there is a blown head gasket or cracked cylinder head. http://www.arrowheadradiator.com/head_gasket_or_combustion_leak_test.htm I think the Napa part number 700-1006. http://www.blockchek.com/instructions.htm . Signs of a blown head gasket are coolant loss (frequently have to top up the coolant level of the engine without seeing an obvious leak), experiencing over heating or rough engine running or the presence of white sweet smelling steam from the exhaust. A badly blown head gasket may allow engine coolant and oil to mix. For price of repair check the estimator link https://repairpal.com/estimator?car_type_id=3353 - patrick mannion
thermostat ,blown head gasket will cause a missfire and more than likely leak coolant !! - stantaz
Head gaskets are almost never an issue on this engine. A blown gasket or cracked head will definitely lose coolant, and probably cause huge exhaust smoke as well. You need to check for a stuck thermostat, plugged radiator, and common things like that first. Radiators get plugged both internally with sludge and externally with dirt, leaves, and fluff, especially between the a/c condenser where it can be hard to see. I've seen many cars that run hot, and when you pull the radiator it's totally plugged with dirt, fluff, etc. - guyonearth
how do i know if i need to replace my head gasket? It smokes now bluish white smoke out of the tail pipe. Also it goes about 10-15 mph in drive...
Do I have to lined up the timing marks when I am changing the head gasket of my car? firstname.lastname@example.org
I had the intake manifold gasket and thermostat replaced at the tune of 676.00 in Jan. Now the van broke down suddenly on a freeway ramp (almost got crushed) and had it towed. My mechanic said the ...
I have a brown residue in my over flow tank and also in the top of my radiator,is possibly a blown headgasket?
Why is it that whenever it rains my van's engine starts to shake and it emits a lot of gas and burns a lot of gas and it emits white smoke and smells gas, but it is still running?