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Old 09-15-2009, 11:10 AM   #1
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I am not very mechanically inclined and i was just wondering how i could check to see if the rings are going bad or the head gaskets are going bad?
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what color is the smoke?

compression test will check for rings being bad or valve seal leaks
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what if i do a coolant pressure test to see if the head gasket is leaking? If it is leaking wont the oil be milky?
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what if i do a coolant pressure test to see if the head gasket is leaking? If it is leaking wont the oil be milky?
Only if the coolant is leaking into the oil
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alot of mod motors suffer from leaky valve seals.
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