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Head Gasket or Cracked Block?
Posted 16 January 2006 - 04:41 PM
I have a 99 Subaru Legacy Outback. Made a post back in early Jan (Mystery Overheating Engine). Returning to ask advice -- can a mechanic tell whether a block is cracked JUST by witnessing exhaust in the coolant system? I still owe on my car and can't EVEN imagine paying out $5K to get a new block at 113K miles.
Should I have the mechanic run a test to be certain it's block vs gasket?
Posted 16 January 2006 - 06:54 PM
This is why doctors reccomend second opinions. Get one.
Posted 17 January 2006 - 05:07 PM
Get a second opinion, and what are your symptons.
Posted 17 January 2006 - 05:23 PM
here's the bottom line ms dickens: coolant in the exhaust does not mean cracked block period. it can, but doesn't exclude other more common things.
i've replaced with my own hands 6 blown headgaskets. drove to work today in one with 150,000 miles on it.
Posted 17 January 2006 - 05:37 PM
Posted 17 January 2006 - 05:39 PM
Posted 17 January 2006 - 05:41 PM
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