Tag: gaskets

30 Posts

Bad Head Gasket Can Lead to 'SOBS'
May 16, 2017

Bad Head Gasket Can Lead to 'SOBS'

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Art's BMW occasionally releases a smoke screen that would make James Bond proud. His mechanic isn't having any luck replicating the problem. What gives?

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can using premium gas cause a head gasket to blow
Aug 11, 2016

Is Using the Wrong Kind of Gas Causing Blown Head Gaskets?

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Does Maureen's granddaughter have a problem with gasoline--or her foot on the gas?

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could my mechanic have predicted the oil leak in my car
Mar 15, 2016

Does Oil Leak Mean Engine Death For Sue's Subaru?

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Sue just changed the head gasket on her 2002 Subaru Forrester. Now it's leaking oil. What gives? 

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Does idling with the AC on damage the car
Dec 31, 2015

Best New Car For an Insurance Adjuster?

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Richard is getting ready to replace his Toyota Tundra and likes the Subaru Forester. But has Subaru resolved their head gasket problems? Car Talk's answer here. 

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Range Rover head gasket failure
Nov 03, 2015

Head Gasket Failure? Or Another Problem?

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Can Car Talk solve Mary's Range Rover mystery?

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why didn't my car tell me it was overheating before the head gasket blew
Mar 26, 2013

Missed Signals and the Overheating Taxi

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Russ's taxi just blew its head gasket and he wants to know whether he missed any warning signals that could have prevented it. Tom and Ray say there were plenty of warning signals and want to know why Russ chose to ignore them all. Find out where Russ went wrong, right here. 

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Honda Civic overheats while idling
Feb 05, 2013

Today: Marlene's Drive-Thru-Hating Civic

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Marlene's Honda Civic runs like a dream--unless she's waiting in line at a drive-thru. Is there something broken, or is her car just trying to send her a message about healthy eating? Read Tom and Ray's opinion right here.

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can using an additive keep my head gasket from blowing
Oct 01, 2010

Should you wait until your car overheats to fix a blown head gasket?

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I have a 2002 Subaru Forrester. Upon my monthly check of fluids, I was shocked to see that there was no cooling fluid in the reservoir. I immediately took it to the shop, where they told me the head gasket was...

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Dec 01, 2009

So, just why did Brian's daughter's Mercury Sable blow up?

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My daughter was going to soccer practice in our 2001 Mercury Sable Wagon. When she turned the key, there was an explosion that apparently blew the intake manifold off the engine. Needless to say, it drove a bit rough after that...

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Chevrolet S-10 has oil in the coolant
Aug 01, 2009

How do you wind up with oil in your coolant? Find out.

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I have a 1991 Chevrolet S-10 with the four-cylinder mill. I bought it because I had to park my Ford F-350 Dually when diesel fuel went above $4 per gallon. I have had the Chevy less than a year and have had...

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