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finch1
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Registered: 29th Sep 02
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9th Dec 03 at 13:20   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

How can you tell if your headgasket has gone, whats the main symptons? sorry about the silly question.
Cybermonkey
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9th Dec 03 at 13:23   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Oil in coolant tank, thick white smoke from exhaust, lumpy running, blown engine, white sludge on oil filler cap/dipstick.
Mattb
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9th Dec 03 at 13:49   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

overheating
paulr202000
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9th Dec 03 at 21:33   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

water loss, loads of pressure in cooling system eg big hiss when taking coolant cap off and miss fire whan first starting up in the morning for a few seconds.
dave17
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9th Dec 03 at 21:36   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

after reading this i feel my head gasket is very gone!

although i only have these

high pressure in water tank
water loss in tank (full yest, al gone now)
thick white smoke
miss fire in the morning

thats all, there no sludge or oil in coolant tank
ainsley_brader
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9th Dec 03 at 21:49   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

dave 1.4 sports go between no 4 cylinder and water jacket you will have all the symptons you have and no oil water mixing so no sludge as its not near any oil ways
dave17
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9th Dec 03 at 22:00   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

not really gettin u mate?, think u may need to use some full stops.
dave17
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9th Dec 03 at 22:01   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

jus re-read, get u now mate
ainsley_brader
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9th Dec 03 at 22:02   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by ainsley_brader
dave
head gaskets on 1.4 sports go between no 4 cylinder and the water jacket.
Therefore you will have all the symptons that you do have.
But no oil and water mixing as there are no oil ways near the fault.
Therefore you will not have any sludge in header tank or oil filler cap
dave17
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9th Dec 03 at 22:09   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

so u think mines defo gone? fadscorsa does and i do too.

shal i drive it at al on leave it on the driveway? sortin out a garage 2 get it sorted 2mo

 
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