Over heats but dosen't lose water.Dose it need a head
gasket and how much would it cost. firstname.lastname@example.org
by Visitor in Winchester, MA on April 20, 2011
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.