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Old 05-22-2014, 11:38 PM   #1
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2nd opinion needed

Posted awhile back saying a blown head gasket but I'm not leaning toward that. I was reading on a another forum saying cooling system is clogged up but wouldn't that overheat? The car doesn't overheat but the coolant comes out of the tank when I rev the car. When I have the heater on max the smokes stops. All my coolant hoses are swole like a guy a steroids. And they are old. Pretty sure they never been replaced. Also throwin 2 codes saying I'm running rich/lean.
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why don't you just flush your coolant system then?
if everything's clean when your filling you should see any leaks you may have.
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why don't you just flush your coolant system then?
if everything's clean when your filling you should see any leaks you may have.

I will be flushing it sometimes next week on a day off. Just though I hit the forums and see what people say. Hoses aren't suppose to swole huge, correct? Main question I want to know is why does the smoke stop when I have heater on max? Even when I rev it there's no smoke.
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turning on the heat releases some of the heat from the engine..
id check your thermostat, flush your coolant, maybe your rad or water pump are the issue. But if your loosing coolant and you don't have a leak.. and theres lots of smoke out your tail pipe.. call it what you want but if it quacks like a duck walks like a duck and looks like a duck.. its a bad head gasket(s)
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Trying to make sure it's not a head gasket lol.
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people on here will say not to but I say throw stop leak in it
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people on here will say not to but I say throw stop leak in it

That bluedevil stuff?
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yeah.. or any head gasket coolant system stop leak crap lol...
worth a shot really imo... your car will be a good test subject
to if the mechanic in a can will actually work lol.. should do a before and after
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yeah.. or any head gasket coolant system stop leak crap lol...
worth a shot really imo... your car will be a good test subject
to if the mechanic in a can will actually work lol.. should do a before and after
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All mechanics around my town just seems like they don't know. Nobody wants to touch the mustang and it's a race car with a big engine etc. But after I fully flush the coolant, get a new tank, cap, hoses, thermostat, then if I still see HG problem I will use blue devil. Seems like it works according to amazon review.
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yah lots of good reviews on youtube as well.. obviously its the fast way not the rite way to fix it but if your not planning on changing your head gasket then it would be a good alternative I guess,
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I'll post a pic of the oil cap. It doesn't look milky. Just oily and looks like condensate.
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Lol.
FA, you should be ashamed of yourself for recommending that "head gasket in a can".

I can't remember the exact symptoms that you had Slash?

I over-filled my radiator recently and put the radiator cap on and started the engine to warm it up. As soon as the engine came up to operating temperature, the coolant started gushing out of the reservoir right around the cap. It leaked out until there was the correct amount of coolant in the system.
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I wouldn't do it to my car lol
but its better then him not doing anything about his blown head gasket.. I guess
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Haha. I posted that before I watched the video...
I'm still not convinced and now you owe me 15 minutes of my life back. Lol.

That is kind of interesting but I'm wondering if any of these guys doing the videos are driving the cars until the "blue magic" inevitably fails... or are they doing videos and then dumping the cars off on the unsuspecting public?
It does look like a temporary fix though.
I wonder how hard it is to clean the blue stuff out of the cooling system when you end up repairing the gasket properly though?

Products like this remind me of that Slime stuff that you put in tires to stop leaks...
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Also how do I tell if injector is sticking? Causing it to run lean/rich?
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