What is the difference between blown head problems and exhaust problems

Tammie Carter

Asked by Jul 12, 2015 at 09:54 PM about the 2006 Ford Taurus SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I dont know..,

6 Answers


Blown head gaskets will emit white smoke out of the exhaust and there will also be a consumption of coolant, possible coolant in the oil or oil in the cooling system, if it is blown between cylinders there will be a very loud pinging noise when the engine is running if it will even start. Exhaust problems are usually plugged converters, collapsed or plugged mufflers, rusted out pipes, bad O2 sensors, broken hangers,etc.

Tammie Carter

Will a diagnostic test tell me if i have a blown heads

Tammie Carter

A lil white smoke from exhaust, no milky oil, runs a lil rough. Replaced spark plugs,wires, coil pack Oxygen sensors Rides better but still a lil rough.


They can perform a block check test, that will confirm a blown head gasket.

Tammie Carter

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