Oil in Radiator? Do u put consistent in Radiator?? How to Detect head gasket / crack Block

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Oil in Radiator? Do u put consistent in Radiator?? How to Detect head gasket / crack Block

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Elixir Cada
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Elixir Cada
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Hi Gene,

Thank you for waiting.

Below are the top 3 symptoms you can expect from a blown cylinder head gasket:

  1. Antifreeze & Oil Mixture – A blown cylinder head gasket can cause oil to mix with the antifreeze fluid. The same can happen with a cracked engine block as well.
  2. Engine Overheating – If the coolant is leaked into the oil, then it won’t be able to do its job properly of cooling down the engine’s components. This will cause the engine to overheat.
  3. Poor Engine Performance – Once you have an overheated engine, it’s performance will diminish greatly. The biggest issue will be slow acceleration and engine stalling.

Below are the top 5 symptoms you can expect from a cracked engine block.

  1. Oil & Antifreeze Mixture – Engine oil and antifreeze fluid can mix together if there is a serious crack in the engine block. The antifreeze fluid will be able to find its way through the crack and then circulate with the oil. This will spell major trouble for the engine.
  2. Engine Smoke – A huge symptom of a cracked block is smoke coming out of the engine. If you let this go for too long, it will lead to other engine problems.
  3. Seeing a Crack in the Block – If you truly need to confirm that you have a crack in the engine block, then just perform a visual inspection of the block to see if it has a crack in it. Of course, you can hire a mechanic to do this for you if you’re not sure of what you’re looking at.
  4. Engine Overheating – The casing of the engine block helps keep the engine’s components cool and lubricated. If there is a crack in the block, the engine won’t stay so cool anymore. This will cause overheating to take place.
  5. Reduced Engine Compression – The internal combustion process allows engine compression to take place. Since the combustion takes place in the engine block, any crack that forms on the block will result in reduced compression. Once that happens, the performance of the engine will diminish.

Let me know if you have further questions. 

Elixir Cada
Diesel Mechanic

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