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Head Gasket or something else???

jakewaze

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Hi
I have a S1vn and today I opened the surge tank while it was still hot and it was full of white foam/bubbles. Could this be a Head gasket problem or not.

Also if it is a head gasket what kind of cost would I be looking at (parts/labour) to get it repaired.

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There is no swirly marks in the coolant, no white smoke, oil looks fine and it doesn't appear to be over heating
 
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Hi
I have a S1vn and today I opened the surge tank while it was still hot and it was full of white foam/bubbles. Could this be a Head gasket problem or not.

Also if it is a head gasket what kind of cost would I be looking at (parts/labour) to get it repaired.
Check in the surge tank to see if there is any bubbles when the car is idleing and check your oil cap for any milky-like residue. Also check for coolant in your engine oil and vice-versa. Best way to know for sure is by doing a compression test. I asked a mechanic about costs when I thought I needed new head gaskets and he reckoned around $2000. Didnt end up being a problem though. I think your better off getting another motor if thats the case
 

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No way.... head gaskets are ez pz in these cars?!!?
 

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Cheers guys. It's goin for a service nxt wk. I'll prob let that tell me if i should get a new engine or not.
 

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Yeah, if it's a head gasket, you're better off swapping engines. V6 motors are a dime a dozen these days. :p
 

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Yeah, if it's a head gasket, you're better off swapping engines. V6 motors are a dime a dozen these days. :p
his right :p the cost of a whole engine is about what it would cost you in gaskets and the rest of that crap (well not really but it would be close :p)
 

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seems to be all good now lol, no bubbles and no loss of coolant so hopefully it was just nothin
 
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