[Vwdiesel] Well, I guess this confirms it, internal head gasket leak

Roger Brown r.c.brown at ieee.org
Mon Sep 8 14:41:46 PDT 2008

Bryan Belman wrote:
> thanks, good suggestion.  I can always run a compression test to see what numbers I get.  I got a guage off e-bay and never used it but once.  I guess I will have to see how things go.
> I know what you mean about a small vapor leak of anit-freeze, but I guess like most VW diesel nuts, I have a very keen sense of smell I and can usually smell that a mile away and tell you what car it is coming from as well :>  The rad is original in this car I think, so could be.

You can also do a pressure test of the cooling system.  Pump it up and check for leaks and 
also see if the system pressure rises with engine RPM and load.



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