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Old 20 Nov 2011, 12:07 pm
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Unhappy Head gasket leaking

I believe I have a small leak through my head gasket.It shows no sign of it now,but a couple of times it was missing when it was cold.Scanner showed #3 cylinder was misfiring.My question is,is that enough to suspect a head gasket?And can I use some head gasket sealer?I can't afford to replace the head gasket.Oh,and there is no white smoke. It is a 2003 limited,all stock.
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Old 20 Nov 2011, 12:38 pm
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Default Re: Head gasket leaking

It could also be a bad plug wire, bad plug or fuel injector. It's a leap to think it's a cracked head gasket without further investigation.

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Old 20 Nov 2011, 02:55 pm
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It only does that,misfire,when it's cold.And, I replaced the wires/plugs recently. My father,a mechanic,thinks water is leaking into the #3 cylinder,causing it to misfire.It seems to me that water would leak in there,and stay until the engine burns it out. just a theory at this point.
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