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Old 02-03-2009, 06:18 PM   #1
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Default leaky head gasket, or something else?

so here's the deal OT. my car has been going through coolant at a rate of about a gallon a week. i'm quite sure it's not leaking so it think i have a leaky HG. that and my coolant res. has yucky brown gunk in it. would a compression test on the cylinders confirm this, maybe? what about a compression test on the cooling system? do they do that?

i'm willing to attempt this fix myself, i'm a pretty good mechanic so far.

oh yeah, this is on my 97 crapalier z24. 2.4L 176K miles..... (insert cav jokes here )

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Old 02-03-2009, 06:21 PM   #2
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Uninstall the stock coolant gnomes that Chevy installs from the factory. Problem solved.
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Old 02-03-2009, 06:24 PM   #3
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I'm gonna guess that the oil in the coolant, and the missing coolant confirm the leaky head gasket.

Just do the head gaskets. It shouldn't be that hard. It's not like you have to take the motor out of the car on a Cavalier, and there's just one head gasket.
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Old 02-03-2009, 06:25 PM   #4
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What's your oil look like? Chocolate milk? Yep, you've got a blown headgasket.
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Old 02-03-2009, 06:27 PM   #5
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what you need is the quick and easy way to fix, fill and seal that gasket fast, and make it last!
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Old 02-03-2009, 06:33 PM   #6
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^^snuggy or shamwow

wait, super putty right

i've tried a couple products. no luck

well, i was afraid of these things...... no sperry, it's a dohc so it's 2 i think? or would it be one where the heads come together? it'll be kind-of a pain cuz i'm gonna need another vehicle for a week while i do it. pretty much have to take the side of the motor off, timing cover, chain, etc.....so i can pull the heads up. still, i'm surprised it made it this long anyway.
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Old 02-03-2009, 06:40 PM   #7
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just jbweld the head to the block
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Old 02-03-2009, 06:44 PM   #8
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^^snuggy or shamwow

wait, super putty right

i've tried a couple products. no luck

well, i was afraid of these things...... no sperry, it's a dohc so it's 2 i think? or would it be one where the heads come together? it'll be kind-of a pain cuz i'm gonna need another vehicle for a week while i do it. pretty much have to take the side of the motor off, timing cover, chain, etc.....so i can pull the heads up. still, i'm surprised it made it this long anyway.
Should just be one assuming it's in an Inline layout.
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Old 02-03-2009, 07:25 PM   #9
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haha. i was just thinking with the way the motor looked, but it is one
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I'm gonna guess that the oil in the coolant, and the missing coolant confirm the leaky head gasket.

Just do the head gaskets. It shouldn't be that hard. It's not like you have to take the motor out of the car on a Cavalier, and there's just one head gasket.
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Also this on the one head gasket. DOHC doesn't mean two heads necessarily.
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it will compress stuff just fine, you need a leak down test performed.
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