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#1 firstsubi

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 01:29 PM

I was wondering how you know if you have a cracked head? Thanks

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 02:03 PM

First you tell us what you are working on - then we tell you if it's likely or not. Then if it is you take the heads and have them pressure tested after you remove them. It's a head gasket job either way - most of the time the gasket's blow rather than the heads actually cracking.

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 02:37 PM

sorry 92 loyale 5 speed ea82. I was reading another post and they were asking about a gurgling sound. I know i have a slow coolant leak and figured the gurgling was just some air from the slow leak. The other nite after I drove home and parked it I was sitting in the car and the car was off but the engine was making a noise that sounded like pop corn popping with a pulse. Thats about the best way to describe the sound. Just wondering if maybe it would be the head gasket?

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 02:47 PM

Probably not. It would be overheating if it was a head gasket.

Fix your coolant leak. The gurgling sound is from air bubbles in the heater core, and the popping noise the expansion and contraction of the exhaust headers. Normal.

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Edited by GeneralDisorder, 11 October 2010 - 03:01 PM.


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Posted 11 October 2010 - 02:57 PM

alright thanks! thats what i suspected but just wanted to make sure since I'm not as knowledgeable as others.




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