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Old 12-03-2012, 05:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Josh429er View Post
Snow, Heys burning coolant, Isn't it a little past a cooling system failure? Sounds like a head gasket, not to many ways coolant gets past exhaust valves. I don't see to many cracked heads around, but with a water pump failure, I suppose it could happen.
You can get the same clue from a cooling system pressure test as you can a compression test. You are just pushing the other direction. The cooling system test is one shot, no need to pull the plugs etc.

If the system will not hold pressure, and there is no external leak, you can almost count on a blown headgasket considering the other listed symptoms.
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