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