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Blown head gasket or something else?

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Blown head gasket or something else?
Posted by NoelBlakley on Monday, July 02, 2018 1:43 AM



I was driving across the country for a new job and the truck overheated. I checked the coolant and I forgot to top up coolant, it was completely empty. (my fault) .So I pulled over and let it cool down and put in plenty of coolant, and I poured some water over the engine to cool it down some more to speed up the process a little. I see there is a crack in the radiator hose. I drove a little bit, maybe 1/2 a mile and oddly enough the battery starts dying on me. I dont know if it was because of the hazards or what but it starts dying. AAA comes and gives me a boost and the truck starts when plugged into an external battery source (so not an alternator problem) but after 2 minutes running the battery dies. My guess to the problem: I need a new battery and to fix the radiator hose crack.What one shop has told me so far: I need new battery and radiator hose and I blew my head gasket.Blown head gasket is obviously very pricy so I would love y'all to give me your opinion. There is no water in the oil so Im inclined to think it might not be a blown gasket but I'm not an expert. 

Please help.


I didn't find the right solution from the Internet.



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Posted by littletimmy on Wednesday, July 04, 2018 4:40 PM

Wait... According to the other post you left here , you couldnt get your car to "Idel" above full throttle ... or something like that....

SPAM ! Reported !

Dont worry about the thumb print.... paint it rust and call it battle damage.

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Posted by aliasT.W. on Thursday, July 05, 2018 6:57 PM

Hey Noel Blakley, you seem to know very little about anything. why don't you spend a little money and have someone fix all your cars right? I'd suggest you refer to animated explainer video production studio for a service center in your area. Oh yeah,,, you're as low as a snakes azz, have a great day.

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Posted by mini man on Thursday, July 05, 2018 8:02 PM

P'rhaps it is blowing out of his ass.Laugh




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Posted by Oldschool4x4 on Friday, July 06, 2018 6:15 AM

When is this account going to be deleted? If I, or you did this crap, we'd be GOOOOONE....

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Posted by nascarfan on Saturday, July 07, 2018 9:04 PM

I thought this was a model car forum, not a 1-1 fixit mag. But since you want an opinion, here is mine. you are an idiot.


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