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Blown Head Gasket

Thread in 'Gearheads' started by DADI03, Jul 10, 2019.

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    I have oil coming out just above the exhaust manifold. I'm assuming that this is a blown head gasket. I've always heard that when this happens that water mixes in with the oil. There's no water in the oil though. Could it be something else?
     
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    Sounds more like a valve cover leak. It would be good to know what kind of car/engine we're talking about here though.
     
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    The oil is coming out pretty quick. Not squirting but a steady drip while running
     
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    Do a compression check. Oil will not blow a head gasket without cylinder pressure doing it.

    Also, few engines have pressurized oil passing through the head gasket.
     
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    The truck was over heated
     
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    Milky oil is a sometimes symptom, not an always symptom. Sounds like head gasket to me. Not an expert, but had a couple.
     
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    I had an oil leak once...turned out to be a cracked insulator on the oil sending unit.
     
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    If engine overheated, the sensors are usually damaged before the head warps.
     
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    I think it is a valve cover leak - exhaust manifold is above head gasket joint --
     
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