How do i know if my head gasket is broke

Asked by Jun 13, 2013 at 01:50 PM about the 1993 Chevrolet Suburban C1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

White smoke is coming out of my
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white smoke could just mean your burning oil. bad head gasket will either show oil in your coolant or coolant in your oil. burning oil enough to turn your exhaust white means you have very worn out piston rings. so either way, im sorry to say its not good...

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Compression check of all cylinders. http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-check-an-engines-cylinder-compression.html

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