View Full Version : uh oh Head Gasket...

11-30-2006, 05:04 PM
I think my head gasket might be popped.. whenever i shut my car off it smells like coolant but its not leaking from anywhere.. any ideas.. i really hope its not a popped head.. the idol has always been alittle high around 1000-1500 on idol.. but its not chugging or blowin smoke or anything so i dunno... [16]

Not again,


11-30-2006, 05:08 PM
haha, im pretty sure mine is blow, not to sure. If i runs really hot in the summer then that is a sign.

11-30-2006, 05:20 PM
well it doesnt run hot at all runs super cool actually.. i just dont know why i can smell coolant when theres no visable leaks

11-30-2006, 05:39 PM
any way i can tell?

11-30-2006, 05:52 PM
HOLY [aahh] .... car break much??? [f] [15]

11-30-2006, 05:54 PM
ITS OK! turns out its just the heatercore ( im hoping ) i was wondeiing why my heat sucks ass hole's... barely any heat.. nick ( whitetrashxj ) says its most likely the heatercore which makes sense.. so yippy for having to tear apart the dash..

11-30-2006, 05:55 PM
How does your heater work?
If you can smell coolant i would think it is more likely to be heater related.

11-30-2006, 05:55 PM
ok so,you beat me too it.

11-30-2006, 06:01 PM
haha yeah thanks thou for ur reply.. yeah u can smell coolant when u shut the truck off and my heat barely works at all.. i ahfta have it full blast on defrost on max heat and it takes over 20 mins to defrost my window and only gives mel ike a 10 inch square patch i can see through so i have a spueegie inside for the window.. LOL

11-30-2006, 06:47 PM
as said, heater core

11-30-2006, 08:49 PM
hmmmm, maybe thats whats wrong with my yota....should check into that

12-01-2006, 08:17 AM
usually if its your heater core by having it on you should get some kinda oily stuff in your windows!!! if it happens than for sure it heater core or the hose is leaking.

12-01-2006, 06:40 PM
check your carpet underlay to see if its soaked?

12-01-2006, 08:39 PM
if u smell coolant inany vechile inside the car its most likey to be heatercore

and ushould have smelt it while drving in the cab too

12-04-2006, 12:10 AM
pressure test the system and find the leak, pull the plugs to see if any of the cylinders are burning coolant. you can tell bye the plug

12-05-2006, 11:37 PM
if the truck is running cold ...... i think you need a thermostat.

12-05-2006, 11:48 PM
one question Car = Zuki ???

12-06-2006, 09:56 AM
no suv = suzuki