| Originally posted by greennvmachine@Aug 21 2004, 01:57 PM |
i'm sure you'd notice, but there is a possibility that youve blown you head gasket, are you losing any oil? or do you see any oily substances in you coolant, if so "here's your sign"
Friends, I am really worried about the problems that I am running into (coolant leaking rapidly).. even after replacing the water pump, Themostat, Themostat housing.
I just went under my car and see no leakage near the thermostat nothing under the water pump!!! evrything looks clean and dry even near the engine drain plug.. So, where is my coolant going!!! its been dropping very fast!!!
After reading the previous posts on "Head Gasket".. I am sad to say that When I started my engine when its really cold like .. not started the car for about a day or two.. I see a white smoke from my pipe??? Actually I am seeing this before i replace my water pump and thermostat...... But then I thought its just normal when we start the car.... and neglected...(didn't even thought to raise it here
So, what do you guys think of the problem?? and what do you guys suggest me.... I am so happy working on my car replacing my water pump and themostat.. thiking that I am fixing my coolant problem... BUt now after reading the previous posts on head gasket.... I am realy going into depression.... because its not even a couple of months that I bought this car????
And also I see some of the Oil leakage from the cylinders (from the front end.. not too much but very little)!!!!
Hope this might give you some better idea on the cond of my car.
Some of the recommendations made by the dealer:
1. REAR TRANS SEAL IS LEAKING
2. GUIBO DISC IS CRACKED....
What are these two and do we really need to fix this immediately and how much its gonna charge for this fix??
So, any how... I am hoping that you guys can help this poor kid .. ....
My questions are:
1. With out any noticeable leakage !!! around the car ??? where is the coolant going???
2. How do we confirm that its the head gasket broken?? And most importantly can you shoot me with some of the links .... of why the head gasket is gone bad??
3. Is the head gasket gone bad due to topping of the coolant with tap water and ran for a month???(Dammn what a stupid guy I am???
4. During my fix in the WP and TH did I fix anything bad which is causing this???
Do you have a rough estimate of how much its gonna cost me ???
I am really not prepared to invest a large amount on my car ...huh God......
Sorry guys I am really sad ... please give me some hope by posting your valuable suggestions and the best solution for this!!!