Head Gasket Fault Symptoms & Problems

The Head Gasket is part of the car Engine system. We have 2 associated problem symptoms connected to it.

We also have 630 owner problems that mention it.

2 Symptoms of Head Gasket Problems
We have 630 owner submitted problems mentioning the Head Gasket

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Car swings but doesn't start

Head gaskets were changed recently but after that the car doesn't start. All it does is swing but not starting at all.

2004 Mazda Verisa 1.5 petrol
Posted: Apr 20, 2021
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Fluctuate in compression

Fluctuate in compression on cylinder 4 and 6 one minute they r 160 psi and next only 60 psi and that head is getting hot

2005 Hyundai Coupe 2.7 v6
Posted: Apr 7, 2021
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Vacuum in expansion tank

Cockpit alarm sounds when driving after less than 10 miles but when engine is warm STOP flashes up on dash but doesn't s...

2017 Vauxhall Vivaro 1.6 bi turbo minibus
Posted: Apr 2, 2021
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I think the head gasket has gone

Won’t start. Really frothy cap. Low water level

2007 Vauxhall Meriva 1.4
Posted: Mar 19, 2021
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Electrics going haywire

My 206 1.4 xline model had the head gasket replaced and ever since it randomly starts jerking and then cuts out. During ...

2005 Peugeot 206 1.4 xline
Posted: Mar 8, 2021
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Smoking on startup.

Clouds of white smoke from the exhaust at first startup starts straight away and smoke clears after about 10 mins or run...

2008 Saab 9-5 2.3 aero estate
Posted: Mar 3, 2021
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RADIATER NOT GETTING HOT

DRVE VAN 70 MILES RAD STILL DONT GET WARM AND FANS COME ON WHEN STOP

2015 Volkswagen Caddy 16 TDI
Posted: Jan 24, 2021
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Coolant loss

loosing coolant. when driving at over 2000 revs heater hot when stationary air is cold

2007 Vauxhall Tigra 1.4
Posted: Jan 23, 2021
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No 1 and 4 plugs are always black while the 2 and plugs always is black too and fuel in it....

The 1 and 4 plugs has black carbon in it always and the 2 and 3 plugs has also black carbon and unburned fuel in it mout...

1999 Peugeot 406 1.8 turbo 8v
Posted: Jan 10, 2021
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Leaking coolant, engine light inconsistantly coming on and of,heating not working

leaking hot coolant from behind the engine block right hand side looking in from the bonnet

2002 Rover 75 1.8 connossuer
Posted: Dec 30, 2020
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