[Vwdiesel] Head Gasket
jwchou at yahoo.com
Thu Aug 31 15:07:45 EDT 2006
Is there a devise on the market that you can hook it up pararrel to your water
gauge so when the water temperature reaches certain danger point it will sound
the alarm to alert the driver? It would save all these heads/engines and
--- William J Toensing <toensing at wildblue.net> wrote:
> I had a blown head gasket on my 1981 Dasher diesel which was unusual. The
> exaust port had blowen to the outside but I suspect yours is either ingesting
> coolent into the engine , exausting exaust gas into the cooling system, or
> both. If you see any black sludge in the cooling system in is a sign of a
> blowen head gasket. Overheating can cause the head to warp & blow a head
> gasket. Borrow or buy streight edge to see if the head & or block is warped.
> As I recall, if it is warped over 5,000 of an inch it should be resurfaced,
> although if warped too mush, if may not be useable. I am not an expert so if
> anyone disagrees with me, take their advise, not mine. However, I would think
> there is a good chance you won't have to overhaul the whole engine, if it was
> sound before your son overheated it. My stepdaughter did the same to my
> diesel Rabbit & destroyed the engine.
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