How to Test for Exhaust Gases in Coolant?

Answer Exhaust gases in your engine's coolant are usually a sign of a blown head gasket or cracked cylinder head. Continuing to operate your vehicle in either of these cases will quickly lead to full engi... Read More »

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A Coolant Leak in the Exhaust Manifold?

The fastest way of diagnosing a coolant leak in your vehicle's exhaust manifold is if white smoke continuously expels from the tailpipe. Radiator coolant commonly leaks into the exhaust manifold th... Read More »

Can loose head bolts cause exhaust gas in coolant?

They could. During operation, pressures inside the cylinders reach extreme levels. Exhaust gas in the engine coolant often results in engine overheating, low coolant levels or a heater that does no... Read More »

How to Test for CO2 in Car Coolant?

Testing for CO2 in a car radiator is prompted by the suspicion of a head gasket leak. Most of the time, head gaskets develop leaks due to engine overheating. The head bolts are steel while the cyli... Read More »

How to Test Engine Coolant?

The coolant in your engine provides two different types of protection to the engine. Its first job is to absorb heat generated in the engine by combustion and transfer it to the outside air through... Read More »