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2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer Question: What damage can be caused by not repairing head gasket and rings right away?

 

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Il love to drive, 4.2L 6 Cylinder, Youngsville, NY, April 17, 2013, 07:21
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Put in delco iridium plugs car was missing times 2 days noticed oil in one housing and signs in another housing.Mechanic can't repair till this weekend.How much damage is this going to cause!Car was running great till then.130000 miles Now have flasing check engine light!

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    April 17, 2013, 07:56
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    Are you suee about HEAD GASKET and RINGS? If driven with light flashing cat. converter damage may occur!

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    Il love to drive, April 17, 2013, 08:33
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    Just called mechanic who did plugs he is fixing gasket and rings this weekend.Oil got into pistons when plug was pulled he claims no damage will come of this at this point .Iwill not drive the car till it is fixed.Don't trust more damage will occur.Thanks for info.Don't know who to trust anymore.Cars are a necessity not a luxury!

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    pushrod, April 17, 2013, 08:43
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    I agree! However I think your problem is your VALVE COVER gasket rather than head gasket OR rings! Defective or worn out valve cover gasket will allow oil to run into spark plug chambers!

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