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

3 Answers

105,745

What makes you think it's blown?

105,745

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?

10,580

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.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 01 spyder with 140,000 miles 5 answers

    i have a mechanic replacing a timing belt, water pump, plugs and wires, valve cover gasket, and engine mount and he calls and tells me he found a hole in the head. is this something that he could have...

    2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • i have 2003 eclipse sypder 2.4 16 answers

    the car starts but it will not stay on and i replace the sprak pluggeds and one coil pack and what should i do

    2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • my 2001 eclipse spyder gt won't start after chnaging oil & valve gasket, why? 2 answers

    after oil change, air filter change and valve cover gasket replaced my car won't start, like the batter is dead

    2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT Spyder

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • valve cover gasket replacement and still smoke 5 answers

    ok, so I got my valve cover gasket replaced and my engine is still smoking. I have noticed there is still a VERY small oil leak out of one of the bolts, but even before I had this done, my car NEVER s...

    2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT Spyder

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Cost to replace head gasket 15 answers

    I have a 2002 Mitsubishi Spyder Eclipse Gt. I have everything needed to get it done I am wondering what it would cost to have someone do it? My car hasn't overheated yet

    2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT Spyder

    -

    Shopping & Pricing

Eclipse Spyder

Looking for a Used Eclipse Spyder in your area?

CarGurus has 661 nationwide Eclipse Spyder listings starting at $1,995.

ZIP:

Search Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Questions

Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Experts

#1 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 1,640
#2 spyder99
spyder99
Reputation 350
#3 Daniel Foster
Daniel Foster
Reputation 250
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Mitsubishi Eclipse
24 Great Deals out of 1,521 listings starting at $2,695
Used Ford Mustang
396 Great Deals out of 44,403 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Camaro
309 Great Deals out of 38,867 listings starting at $1,250
Used Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
23 Great Deals out of 647 listings starting at $15,250
Used Mitsubishi Lancer
41 Great Deals out of 5,937 listings starting at $2,750
Used Honda Civic
705 Great Deals out of 77,526 listings starting at $1,200
Used BMW 3 Series
1,465 Great Deals out of 38,438 listings starting at $1,700
Used Chevrolet Corvette
202 Great Deals out of 20,888 listings starting at $4,993
Used Mazda MX-5 Miata
64 Great Deals out of 4,843 listings starting at $2,500

Used Cars For Sale

2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 69 listings starting at $7,300
2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder For Sale
34 listings starting at $6,999
2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 59 listings starting at $4,990
2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder For Sale
70 listings starting at $3,350