Have a 2001 Mitsubishi eclipse spider how can you tell if you have a blown head gasket? Can I do something to check before tearing down car to get to gasket?

Asked by Dec 25, 2014 at 07:16 PM about the 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS Spyder

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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What makes you think it's blown?

113,215

Coolant in oil? Oil look like a milkshake? Oil in coolant? Dark colored coolant? Coolant lose but can't find a leak? White smoke out exhaust pipe? Which engine? 2.4L?

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you can do a combustion leak test. it involves pulling air from the radiator through a test fluid to see if it changes color. The kit is about 40 bucks and scottykilmer.com has a great youtube vid on how to do it.

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