What are the signs I would need Head Gasket repair

Pmanning
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Asked by Pmanning Feb 09, 2014 at 05:26 PM about the 2003 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I was told I needed head gasket repair a year ago what does that do and I didn't do it yet
have I ruined the car  how do I know I need this work done.

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dandyoun
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Are you loosing any coolant? Is it smoking white smoke? Is it driving normally? The answers to these question will help us figure out if the head gaskets are bad. Why did they say you needed them?

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Pmanning
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I did have a coolant leak my car was over heating but repaired and heater was not working

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Pmanning
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Also drives fine or normal no problems no white smoke

dandyoun
61,215

Ok so now you have heat and you are not loosing any coolant. Oh forgot to mention. What does your oil look like? Is it normal looking or does it look like a milkshake? If oil looks normal and car is not smoking or loosing any coolant then I would say you do not have a head gasket issue.

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Michael Rodgers
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I also have same thing going on my 2002 nissan altima 2.5 automatic, I have coolant in the #2 cyc, the car was giving to me, but oil looks good, its little black but no milky whatsoever, but i guess still have a blown head gasket?, what are my options and what should I do to have it back on the road without the issue again. It has 106k miles.

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dandyoun
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Coolant on plug? Time for head gasket. Sometimes they just go. But most times it is due to overheating.

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