Search



Go Back   MustangForums.com > Ford Mustang Tech > Classic Mustangs (Tech)
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search

Classic Mustangs (Tech) Technical discussions about the Mustangs of yester-year.

Welcome to Mustang Forums!
Welcome to Mustang Forums.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!


Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-08-2005, 10:26 PM   #1
tylerdru
4th Gear Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location:
Posts: 1,841
Default Symptoms of blown head gasket?

what are the symptoms? Could this have caused my radiator to blow. This car did make a 2 hour trip. How would i do a compression test? Or where do i get one done?
This ad is not displayed to registered or logged-in members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Mustang Forums!
__________________
tylerdru is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2005, 10:49 PM   #2
uwti
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location:
Posts: 171
Default RE: Symptoms of blown head gasket?

Normally you will overheat right away! within driving a mile!
__________________

1967 GT500, 428 Engine, 4 speed, Indigo Blue! Gallery Here
http://www.mustangforums.com/albumph...Type=6&apage=1
uwti is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2005, 10:54 PM   #3
tylerdru
4th Gear Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location:
Posts: 1,841
Default RE: Symptoms of blown head gasket?

Okay we drove her all the way home, and within 5 minutes of the house we hit traffic and the radiator blew! Now I have replaced the water pump, thermostat/housing, and got radiator fixed. We will be seeing if problems persist tomorrow. I think im gonna replace the fan belt too.
__________________
tylerdru is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2005, 11:07 PM   #4
uwti
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location:
Posts: 171
Default RE: Symptoms of blown head gasket?

Could be a water pump or thurmostat not opening, head gasket is very dramatic, you will overheat the minute you put any load on the engine!
__________________

1967 GT500, 428 Engine, 4 speed, Indigo Blue! Gallery Here
http://www.mustangforums.com/albumph...Type=6&apage=1
uwti is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2005, 11:07 PM   #5
pak133
1st Gear Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location:
Posts: 128
Send a message via AIM to pak133
Default RE: Symptoms of blown head gasket?

One of the tell tale signes of a blown head gasket is the white smoke coming out of the exhaust.

Phil
__________________
1965 Coupe, 289 2v, 3speed
http://www.bigscreenpro.com/mustang.htm
pak133 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2005, 01:02 AM   #6
nualln
3rd Gear Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Tyler, TX
Posts: 508
Send a message via AIM to nualln
Default RE: Symptoms of blown head gasket?

Check the oil dipstick after driving it and see if it looks like frothy chocolate milk. If it does, then you have antifreeze in your oil and that could be caused by a blown head gasket.
__________________
nualln is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2005, 05:02 AM   #7
Soaring
I ♥ Acer
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location:
Posts: 17,565
Default RE: Symptoms of blown head gasket?

You perform a compression test by taking out each spark plug, then using a compression meter you can buy at any parts place, you put the rubber end of the compression meter in one plug hole and it will give you a reading. Get someone to help you since you have to turn the engine over to check for compression.
Soaring is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2005, 08:00 AM   #8
tylerdru
4th Gear Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location:
Posts: 1,841
Default RE: Symptoms of blown head gasket?

i that there could be water in the oil tank but i didnt know that was always the case. I think im just paranoid.
__________________
tylerdru is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2005, 08:06 AM   #9
Soaring
I ♥ Acer
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location:
Posts: 17,565
Default RE: Symptoms of blown head gasket?

If there is water in the oil, your oil will look like a chocolate milkshake as mentioned. You will also have a milky foam on the bottom side of the oil filler cap. Your oil level will also rise.
Soaring is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2005, 08:08 AM   #10
tylerdru
4th Gear Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location:
Posts: 1,841
Default RE: Symptoms of blown head gasket?

My dads explorer had a cracked block does a blown head gasket and cracked block have the same symptoms?
__________________
tylerdru is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2005, 08:08 AM
MustangForums
Ford Mustang




Paid Advertisement

 
 
 
Reply

Tags
40, 46l, blown, dohc, explorer, ford, gasket, head, headgasket, motor, mustang, oil, signs, symptoms, watery

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Symtoms of a blown head gasket please dukeme 5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang 14 01-13-2008 07:57 AM
lots of smoke, head gaskets maybe? HACKGT350 5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang 25 07-09-2007 03:13 PM
blown head gasket? harald Classic Mustangs (Tech) 9 09-25-2005 05:59 PM

Advertising

Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory
New Sponsors
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:12 PM.

© Internet Brands, Inc.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company
Emails Backup