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I go about checking the head gasket as you suggrsted..anti freeze

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so how do i go about checking the head gasket as you suggrsted. The oil is cleard and shows no sigs of water/anti freeze in the oil. and there are no signs of oil in the cooloimg system. HELP !!!!!
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Mechanic Martyn replied 6 years ago.

Hello

The only effective way to check the head gasket is to take the vehicle to a workshop and get them to perform a "teekay" test. This test involves using a special tool that inserts into the radiator filler neck and uses an indicator fluid that changes color in the presence of dissolved carbon monoxide gases.

It shouldn't cost very much to have done.

If the fluid changes color the gasket is blown.

 

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Mechanic Martyn