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Author Topic:   head gasket / plug color?
ss#4
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posted May 25, 2004 10:32 AM
Quick question on a towing rig motor. 94 F150 looses coolant, no leaks. Pulled the plugs and water droplets. What would be the color of the plugs if it was burning it off? What is the best method to check for head gasket or intake?

Sorry this is not for the race car but I can't get to the track without the truck.

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goinrcn44h
Member
posted May 25, 2004 11:19 AM
do a leakdown at the plugs and check for exsessive leak, also have the radiator full and cap off when you do this, if its a head gasket you will get bubbles coming up in the radiator... its never bad to do a leakdown , if nothing else it gives you an idea if your engine is tight or worn out..
44H


ss#4
Member
posted May 25, 2004 11:22 AM
Can I do a leakdown with a standard compression tester or is that a dual gauge setup? what is the procedure?


NJantz
Member
posted May 25, 2004 12:30 PM
how big? with the naked eye will it look like soot, chalky, etc?


joetaylor
Member
posted May 25, 2004 12:55 PM
call me @ home tonight and I will tell you how to check this out then you cna answere some q that i will need to know the answqers to befor proceding to the next step

joetaylor

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