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My 2002 mercury sable runs hot. Overheats easily. I was told

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My 2002 mercury sable runs hot. Overheats easily. I was told that my head gasket is bad and leaking carbon dioxide into my antifreeze and coolant. Is this bad? Am I able to still drive my car without causing permanent problems?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mercury
Expert:  Jerry replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome. My name is ***** ***** you for visiting the site, I will be happy to assist you today.


Yes, that is bad. As the engine continues to overheat it will eventually effect the pistons and cylinder walls. It may buy you some more time if you were to use a head gasket sealant product, such as "Blue Devil", depending on how bad the gasket is, that may make it drivable for a little longer. (sometimes up to a year).


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Expert:  Jerry replied 1 year ago.

I can get the test instructions for it to be sure it's a head gasket and put it in a PDF file, (it is rather large) and send it to your email address for a little bit more.


You will just have to accept the additional service offer and ENTER your email address in the “ENTER CONTACT INFO” section so that I can see it, Thanks