Coolant Leak

How To Find a Coolant Leak

How To Find a Coolant Leak

Is your car engine overheating? Are you losing coolant on a regular basis and having to constantly refill the radiator or the overflow reservoir?  First thing you need to do is get a cooling system pressure test to help you locate the coolant leak…unless it is obvious with the naked eye. A cooling system pressure […]

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Testing Coolant Antifreeze

Did you get an oil change today and were told by the mechanic that you need to have your radiator flushed out and new coolant added? How did they know that or are they just guessing hoping you would buy the additional sale? Let’s hope they are honest, and actually tested your coolant condition. Just […]

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Headgasket Repair Problems

HELP! I recently did a head-job on a 2000 Dodge Durango. I replaced head gaskets and had the heads shaved. I also replaced the timing cover gasket. The engine started and ran fine, except for one thing: a massive amount of smoke (water vapor, seemingly) constantly coming out of the exhaust. There appears to be […]

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Head Gasket Repair – This Works!

I get so many emails each day and the majority of them involve head gasket leak problems. Now, before you just run out and use the sealer I am going to suggest to you below in my video I want you to MAKE DARN SURE YOU HAVE A HEAD GASKET LEAK FIRST I would bet […]

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Cooling System Pressure Test

Reader Question Austin, you replied to my email last week when I asked why my car was overheating and wanted your opinion. Thanks for the reply, but I am still not understanding your comment about getting a “cooling system pressure test”, what does that mean? Andrea   Hello Andrea, I am soo sorry, I sometimes […]

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Blown Head Gasket Symptoms

Reader Question Hi Austin, my old Toyota Corolla might have a major internal coolant leak as per my mechanic who seems to think I need to get a new car. Can you tell me what are the common blown head gasket symptoms I should be concerned with? He wants to charge me $1,100 to replace […]

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Car Heater Not Hot

Reader Question: The heater in my car is not working. The mechanic told me my heater core/coil is leaking antifreeze and needs to be replaced. The price he quoted me for a heater core replacement is not in my budget right now, do I have another option? Bill   Hi there Bill I feel for […]

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Engine Coolant

A popular question I get a lot on my site is about engine coolant and when to have your radiator and cooling system flushed.  Great question, and I want to share my thoughts with you before you do it. First, have you looked at and checked your current engine coolant with a tester?  That would […]

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Head Gasket Repair Cost

Reader Question I saw a previous question you had answered about using K&W block sealer additive. I was recently told that my 2005 Ford F150 had a blown head gasket and it needed to be replaced. 1. What does a head gasket repair cost? 2. Does the K&W sealer stuff you mention really work and […]

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Antifreeze In Engine Oil
By December 16, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

Antifreeze In Engine Oil

Reader Question I took my van to have the oil changed today and they said my oil was milky looking…we replaced the thermostat about two weeks ago as the temperature gauge started running from cold to hot…it ran over to the 1st red line one morning as I came to work.. I immediately turned it […]

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