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Old 13 Feb 2014, 03:44 pm
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Default Block Tester, blown head gasket

When checking for a blown head gasket with a block tester and fluid, do you check from overflow bottle on the back of the engine firwall or radiator cap spout where the thermostat sits?
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When checking for a blown head gasket with a block tester and fluid, do you check from overflow bottle on the back of the engine firwall or radiator cap spout where the thermostat sits?
From the radiator cap.

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This chemical is used to find pretty much any coolant leak or seep in a head gasket joint between block and head. This device is essentially a tube that is filled with a green testing chemical that reacts only with combustion gasses.
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head gasket or water pump?



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so you have to do the test WHILE eating some kind of Breand Flakes???????????
WITH YOUR LEFT HAND???????????????????????
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so you have to do the test WHILE eating some kind of Breand Flakes???????????
WITH YOUR LEFT HAND???????????????????????
Yes we know-it-all types need to keep up brain food. I am a forced right hand from birth that benefited me later as I learned to use both hands. So now I am pretty much ambidextrous. As a teenager this worked out well, like a different person.
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so you have to do the test WHILE eating some kind of Breand Flakes???????????
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Yes we know-it-all types need to keep up brain food. I am a forced right hand from birth that benefited me later as I learned to use both hands. So now I am pretty much ambidextrous. As a teenager this worked out well, like a different person.
Though that bran was to help with that s@%!y attitude.......
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Never knew this. Jay Leno says he's been using this "waterless coolant" for over 16 years.

Check it out. Interesting.

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Imark; saw the Leno video. Interesting. I don't think this product has the cooling capacity of water. As trucks having high capacity cooling systems was mentioned. During WWII kerosene was used by some in place of antifreeze! --- I'll stick with the Mopar stuff.
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Never knew this. Jay Leno says he's been using this "waterless coolant" for over 16 years.

Check it out. Interesting.

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That WAS interesting.
I thought about filling cooling system with oil - old VWs and Porsches were really oil cooled - but I think that oil is harder to pump (more viscous) than coolant.
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