Signs of a blown head gasket include engine misfire, motor overheating, and oil in the coolant or coolant in the oil. A blown head gasket does not necessarily manifest all of these symptoms. More »

A blown head gasket causes the vehicle to lose compression and sometimes makes starting difficult. Continuing to operate a vehicle with this issue leads to complete engine failure as coolant and oil mix. Combustion gases... More »

Head gasket sealers can temporarily stop or slow down leaks due to a blown head gasket. In some cases, a gasket sealer can stop the leak indefinitely. The only sure way to permanently repair a leaking head gasket is to r... More » Vehicles Car Parts & Maintenance Engine

As of 2016, common problems with Cadillac engines include oil leaks from the lower crankcase portion of the engine blocks of 3.5-liter V6, 4.6-liter V8 and 4.9-liter V8 engines, and leaking head gaskets causing engines t... More »

Water leaking into the engine's oil is caused by a blown head gasket or a faulty intake gasket. Most engines require coolant to be used in their cooling systems. When leaks occur in the system the oil consistency changes... More »

The best way to diagnose an engine misfire is by testing each of the components that most commonly cause misfires: spark plugs, plug wires, the coils and the fuel-delivery system. More serious issues could involve the pi... More »

CostHelper estimates that a gasket head replacement can take between five and eight hours, although the time varies based on the type of car. In addition, the cylinder head might need to be machined as well, adding more ... More »