Do i need to replace the head gasket?


Asked by Feb 04, 2015 at 09:45 PM about the 1986 Porsche 944

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My exhaust has black smoke out the tail
pipe and white smoke sometimes in the
morning. The car has been over-heating
regularly. I have gone through a lot of antI-
freeze in the last 3 weeks. Sometimes it
doesn't smoke at all. . My mechanic says it
is a head gasket. It's 1986 turbo. Can you

2 Answers


he is probably right, confirm by doing a combustion leak test. kit is about 40 bucks and there are good youtube vids on how to do it.

Stephen Smith

You need a head gasket. If you keep letting it overheat, you'll need a new engine.

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