Scotty Kilmer: How To Tell If Your Head Gasket Is Blown
Reid Moore: I know this is totally off topic but, if Dr. McCoy on the ORIGINAL Star
Trek wasn't a southerner, Scotty Kilmer would be a dead ringer for playing
asustech007: Scotty, is the replacement head bolts for a 06 Pontiac grand prix 3.8 liter
engine, "torque to yield" bolts? It has cast iron heads, and from what I've
understood the TTY bolts stretch when they get torqued down. Would I be
screwing up if these bolts are used on this engine? According to parts
store they only list one kind of head bolt for this engine but never asked
if it had cast iron heads on it or not. The torque specs seem odd, it looks
like the specs are for aluminum heads. I can't seem to get a definitive
answer from those I've called about it, so I don't know what the deal
adem nacakli: very nice thanks
than217: They told me either my head gasket was blown or that my water pump was
leaking. Would this test in the video above get a false positive for a
'blown head gasket' if the water pump was broken?
john imburgia: Scotty,
Will that work on a Cummins diesel?
asustech007: Hey Scotty got those head gaskets replaced on that Grand Prix, had to take
the heads in though, one of them was warped a little so they both got
resurfaced and checked for cracks. It's been nearly a week now and the
owner says the car has no problems. So it appears that perhaps one of those
heads were actually causing the problem.... where I thought it might have
been the head gasket? Either way, sometimes it's hard to tell with the
problem this thing had, it was only getting very little air past that
gasket, but it doesn't take much anyway to pump a cooling system up with
air. Thanks for your help!
than217: I was having a hard time trying to get air to suck up into the tube. But
the big fans on the radiator? weren't spinning. What would that mean.
asustech007: 3.8 liter engine in a 2006 Grand Prix, engine with 180,000 + miles was
overheated once from a water pump locking up. The guy who had it changed
the pump and belt but the car looses coolant slowly with no signs of leaks
in the oil or on the ground, or from the heater core. Constant bubbles come
up through the coolant reservoir after engine gets good and hot, a few
bubbles when the engine is fairly cool, and no bubbles when the engine is
cold. Wouldn't you say he had a bad head gasket... like a very slight crack
that gets worse the hotter the engine gets?
David Goodrich: I have a 2002 nissan sentra spec v. Changed my spark plugs then other day
and noticed oil leaked into one of the ports and was in the boot and on
plug. I also noticed oil buildup around the head when I turned car off. Im
guessing head gasket is bad? Am I right?
madtownmadman: Does the engine have to be able to run, to perform this test? My brother
overfilled the crankcase on an 01 Ford Focus 2.0 sohc by about 1-1.5qts.
This caused the oil to foam after a few minutes of highway driving. He said
that there was a ticking sound emitting from the engine. I'm assuming that
that is when the oil pressure dropped. The engine soon afterward
overheated, and blew a cloud of smoke. Turns out the heater hose blew, and
got coolant all over the exhaust. When he got off the freeway exit, the
engine died. He said that the idiot light for the oil came on just prior to
exiting the freeway. The car was towed home, and now I'm looking it over.
The engine cranks, but won't start. I'm thinking that the head gasket may
be blown. Your thoughts?
mario villa: He's goofy lol
GUS FUNK: Wtf happened at 2:13 lol
Travis Verdin: +Scotty Kilmer I have a 2007 dodge charger 2.7 and it over heated then it
started leaking from the water outlet,i had that changed and now it rides
rough and it blows out white clouds from the exhaust,the car idles but when
you press on the gas it revs then shuts off,what could be the
problem,radiator,water pump,head gasket?
Paul Dimofte: FIRST PRES ILIKE AND AFTER WATCH THE VIDEO BEACUSE IM SURE IS GREAT !
ipdjbt: Can this test be performed using the coolant expansion tank instead of the
John Robinson: Hey scotty, my transmission slips occasionally and my mechanic said I had a
blown head gasket so I paid 800 dollars to have it fixed. Does this sound
like a good estimate to you?
Holly Weimer: I have a 96 Celica (automatic) that accelerates very slowly. I know these
cars have a reputation for being slow, but I get passed up like I'm a snail
on the freeway. It also runs rough and loudly, and shakes a lot at a stop.
A lot of white smoke comes out of the tailpipe when I start it, but goes
away when driving. Does that sound like a head gasket issue? It has never
Chris laberty: Where could I grab one of these kits at?
T1mbo: How can you tell whether it's a cracked head/block or a blown head gasket?
brian foley: smoke from exhaust gas is a clue
KavaniLoyan: My car is showing signs of a blown head gasket (using a lot of coolant,
white smoke out tail pipes that smells like coolant) so I did this test and
it didn't yield any results (test liquid didn't change color at all).
Mladen Milić: After replacing head gasket , engine did nost sound right , and rubber
exaust mounts caught on fire . Also , I noticed that spark plugs are sooty
. I think that fuel injector (car is 1.6 Opel Vectra A , it hah something
carb looking with one injector) is puting too much fuel , and mechanic says
that I need new cylinder head .
alex prinzo: I love how happy you sounded when the car revealed it was blown haha! Love
your vids man, very helpful!
squibblesthehusky: as of today my new head gasket went out, is it possibly warped head?
serius tn: Thank u scotty kilmer I have a wolksvagen touereg 6cylinders gasoline 2004
gasket blown the water of radiator evaporated with the exaust smoke...
Joe Shook: Thank you Scotty very very much, i'm amazed cause based on watching your
videos, I thought that was perhaps going to be the thing to do.
Tim Chaplin: My ford ranger 2.3 94' has blown head gasket. my catalytic converter is bad
so im gonna also swap the entire exhaust system. quick question: the air
intake has alot of egr system...the air cleaner has connection to the
exhaust. i want to install a cold air intake and a new exhaust system, do
you think i could do that without the egr connections? im sure your
familiar with the 94' 2.3 and all its egr connections. I am worried about
the installing all that stuff neglecting the egr system and confusing my
computer? perhaps i can bypass the egr electrical system? any suggestions
and help would be greatly apprectiated sir.
Dylan Ewing: Hey Scotty, what if my vehicle doesn't have a radiator cap? Can I do this
test with the coolant reservoir since I don't have a radiator cap?
spaclqd: no doubt your auto smart, but why the 2 second wait after your video cuts
Dylan Johnson: 1997 Mitsubishi eclipse, only starts smoking after about 30 minutes of
driving. Its not constant smoke, only when I accelerate. It goes away after
I get into 2nd or 3rd gear. Any ideas on what it is? Thanks
Jahshawn Carr: has he ever locked himself in the trunk?
Charles K. Gearlds: scotty thx for all ur help just recently my son was driving from his
description sounded like alternator or belt broke however I went to
investigate and it started fine no batt light for first few mins idles
perfect but when put in drive it sputter worse than any car I ever saw ??
is this a cam sensor?
Dog Haus: Scotty, how much would you charge for an 80 series 4.5 liter?
OlBlueshound: Cool, good little product I reckon, you can also tell if a head gaskets
gone by smelling the coolant with the radiator cap off, it smell like
"exhaust" gases mixed with coolant! Lol, also, if you rev the motor harder
maybe up to just below the red line, under load is best, it usually spits
the coolant out big time to the over flow tank, but won't suck back on cool
down like it should. It's hard to tell the between a blown head gasket, and
a cracked head though!
Anthony Canto: SCOTTY! I just drove home and check engine light came on while going 85 on
freeway. WHite smoke coming from tailpipe as i drive. engine overheats.
coolant or oil leaking from tailpipe. Cylinder 3 missfiring. blown head
gasket?? PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!! I WATCH ALL YOUR VIDEOS FOR ALL CAR FIXES!!
1996 mercury cougar v6. 130k miles
Eric Easton: Haha, this guy right here!
Nate LeDuc: I don't think this is 100%. A cracked block would do the same.
hector olivare: Scotty my 92 accord is blowing a cloud of white smoke I mean a big cloud,
it makes a little squeaky noise by the distributor. is that what a blown
head gasket sound?
john simons: I filled the radiator with oil but nothing is happening
sanBastian123: HI Scotty, I had an overheating engine this weekend. The cap on overflow
jug opened. But after pouring coolant and closing jub, a creamy rusty
orange yellow gunk came out on the radiator . No oil but rusty butter.
Is this a bad sign? I never had to top my coolant. The car is old over
228 K miles. Anything to watch over?
carlo vincetti: Yeah but how do you tell which head is blown on a 6 cyl?
Jeremy Pulling: scotty you crack me up. very informative videos, keep em comin
Bianca Moreno: Hello scotty i have an 87 chevy 4x4 3/4 ton its spitting blue smoke smoke
out but only when i warm it up in the morning then eventually it goes away
after i drive it....wat can i do to fix it
Hisham Senhadji: Hey Scotty,
My 2003 GTI 1.8t runs fairly well. But when I start it up in the morning
and drive off after a couple minutes of idle time, a plume of white smoke
stays behind me and definitely has a sweet smell to it. My city MPG is
horrendous at less than 20, but the car still has power. Still could be
Richard Rembao: I got a 97 honda accord and its heats up within 25mins. I got it a new
water pump, new radiator, a thermostat, the fan is stright so it should be
less heating up but still does and everytime I got to put water. it dont
throw it. but ends up missin.help?
johnsalman66: hey scotty, i have 2001 toyota corolla and recently stopped running after
fumes from hood started to come out and there was a loud knocking sound
coming. car would start may be for a second or two and then stop. does that
mean there is a problem with head gasket?
AthenaSparrow: You're so wonderful! Thank you for making this channel! I think you just
rescued a damsel in distress!
Joshua Vozda: if your exhaust is kicking out white smoke, does that you have a blown head
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