blown head gasket

Asked by Apr 01, 2014 at 08:37 PM about the Chevrolet Suburban

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I think I have a blown head gasket but my oil isn't milkey. But I have water coming out of exhaust and some white smoke. So am I right to assume that it is a blown head gasket and is there a way to be sure?

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Water in the exhaust is in fact normal due to condensation. But if you have antifreeze coming out... yes, that is a problem. Are you noticeably loosing coolant in the system and is it disappearing? Are there cylinders misfiring?

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Some water condensation from the tailpipe is normal. Especially on cool damp days. Are you losing coolant? Misfiring? Any white milky "goop" on the underside of the oil fill cap? White billowy clouds from the tailpipe? These are some other symptoms to look for. If you answered no to the above, you're ok. HTH. -Jim

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