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Old 01-16-2013, 08:46 PM   #1
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If i had a blown head gasket what are the symptoms?
Will the car over heat to 260, or is it possible that the car wont overheat but it will reach temp quicker and fans are still able to bring down the temp. My fans r constantly comming on at stop light's, and yeah only 1 fan turns on
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:54 PM   #2
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If i had a blown head gasket what are the symptoms?
Will the car over heat to 260, or is it possible that the car wont overheat but it will reach temp quicker and fans are still able to bring down the temp. My fans r constantly comming on at stop light's, and yeah only 1 fan turns on[/QUOTE]
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if your headgasket is blown, you'll have tons of white smoke coming out of the exhaust and your radiator will be bubbling, or you will have milky looking oil, or both.

how long have you had that car? i ask because lots of people panic when they first read the temp gauge on one of these things. they act really weird compared to some other cars.

only one fan turning on is normal for your year of car (the other one turns on later, when it gets really hot).

the fans turn off when the car is moving a reasonable speed.

the temperature on your car can get fairly high while sitting at stoplights before the fan will turn on too
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If i had a blown head gasket what are the symptoms?

Will the car over heat to 260......
Yeah......it very well may do this.

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......or is it possible that the car wont overheat but it will reach temp quicker and fans are still able to bring down the temp.......
If you have a blown head gasket, it may not overhead. But.....IF IT DOES overheat, the fans won't bring the heat down. Fans are just a component of a coolent system that works. If a blown gasket compromises the coolent system (radiator & coolent) then the fans won't....CAN'T do the job by itself.

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........My fans r constantly comming on at stop light's, and yeah only 1 fan turns on
Fans (often just one, like Steve said) often have to come on when the engine is running but there's no air flowing over the radiator.

Now....what are your specific issues? They more info you give, the better folks here will be able to help you.

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When mine blew I had no idea.

At idle the car would start to get hot but be normal cruising.

For 2 weeks I did chase down a coolant leak.

I finally figured it out when I saw bubbles in the radiator when the car was running.

Other than that my oil was fine, no spots on the ground and exhaust was clear.



But I'd check the thermo first
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