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Blown head gaskets
1999 Honda Accord

Blown head gaskets

(1999 Honda Accord)
how would a aautorepair shop test for a blown headgasket and what are the symptoms of a blow head gasket? in the automobile industry does a repair shop need written authorization to repair something on a car not previously discussed? thank you tara, san antonio
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on September 20, 2010
A blown head gasket could have different symptoms.
- thick, white "smoke" at the tail pipe
- coolant mixes with oil
-overheating (which could be a cause also)
-in some cases coolant and/or oil leaks externally
-need to add coolant often, but there is no external leak
Most commonly used test is : checking if there is any CO2 (exhaust gas) in the coolant, however the test being performed is usually based on the symptom.

Yes, the repair shops needs written or verbal authorization to perform diagnostics, tests, repairs.

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on September 20, 2010
A blown head gasket could have different symptoms.
- thick, white "smoke" at the tail pipe
- coolant mixes with oil
-overheating (which could be a cause also)
-in some cases coolant and/or oil leaks externally
-need to add coolant often, but there is no external leak
Most commonly used test is : checking if there is any CO2 (exhaust gas) in the coolant, however the test being performed is usually based on the symptom.

Yes, the repair shops needs written or verbal authorization to perform diagnostics, tests, repairs.

Zee
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