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Blown head gasket?

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today mi car start kinda rough and got some white steam/smoke coming from the tailpipe, even after the car was warmed up i still got some steam, did some research and looks like the headgasket might be blown, i took a video.



so?

UPDATE: i checked the radiator and there is full, almost to top, the reservoir is between max and min. marks, also not sure if is important, i am not letting my gas tank go below 3/4 in the last 1 1/2 months, i read i might also have moist in the gas?

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Is it cold out? Sounds dumb but could just be cold out


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i thought that for a while, but its not that cold, i drive the car for like 30 min, stop-n-go mostly, and still there is litte steam/smoke coming out from tailpipe, i will check the coolant levels this week to see if there is some consumption.
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i thought that for a while, but its not that cold, i drive the car for like 30 min, stop-n-go mostly, and still there is litte steam/smoke coming out from tailpipe, i will check the coolant levels this week to see if there is some consumption.


Does it smell? Maybe a clogged cat? Trying to look at the small things before jumping to the head gasket.


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I dont have cat, and cant tell how it smells at all not sure how to describe it

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I think that fine not a blown headgasket, doesn't look abnormal at all. most likely condensation
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I hope so, car idle fine and dont run bad either, but it just keep steaming after a drive it and reach operating temperature

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When the car is cold, loosen the radiator cap and start the car. Check if there are any bubbles coming up and see if it smells like exhaust. It could be a very small leak. OR just damp/cold weather. Do a compression test in each cylinder to be sure!
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White smoke? One way to check if headgasket leaks compression into a water jacket is to rev-up the car (under load) and see if the water temperature gauge registers higher temperatures during this process. You would slowly be getting low on coolant level if that is the case.
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UPDATE: i been driven the car how i normally do, work-home mostly, with some mid range drive to "feel it", i haven't lose any coolant apparently, the reservoir keep level for over a week, and even level coolant level went a bit high today i checked, car idles fine, and i don't anything different from before so far.

ill be doing compression test as soon i got time tho. just to be sure.
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White smoke? One way to check if headgasket leaks compression into a water jacket is to rev-up the car (under load) and see if the water temperature gauge registers higher temperatures during this process. You would slowly be getting low on coolant level if that is the case.
temperature keeps normal, fan comes on as usual, apparently i am not losing coolant
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