1993 Ford F-150 Q&A
1993 Ford F-150 Question: head gaskets
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, and Napa sell a tool to check to carry out this test. 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. - patrick mannion
Pat I'm sure you mean HYDROCARBONS not CO. - backyard tech
Look for white smoke coming out of exhaust or check oil dip stick for milkshake like foam. - rick Helbig
my truck burns antifreeze it has had the head gaskets replaced and the heads crack checked but still burns antifreeze but it runs great
I think My head Gasket is blown. iM BLOWING wHITE sMOKE. hAS THERE BEEN A Re-call
Blew #3 on a 5.4 Triton Motor, need a new head.
An oil leak may develop from the the right side head gasket. Oil from this type of leak...
The engine oil pan gasket can develop a leak. Leaking oil may accumulate on the exhaust system resulting in a burning smell. Replacing the gasket should correct this leak.