How long can a car with cracked cylinder head run?

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If it's mixing coolant with the motor oil, not for long.

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Can a car run with a cracked head?

Technically is possible. Of course if you intend to repair it - the more you drive it (if it will start) the more you destroy the engine.

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Can a car start with a damaged cylinder head?

Depends on the degree of damage, how well it needs to run, and hoe clever the vehicle's on-board diagnostics are. Minor damage, stupid diagnostics, it should start. Minor damage, good diagnostics, might not start. Major damage, no go.

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Will a car start with a cracked head?

Yes the car should start.A car can start if the head gasket is blown, but it can also not start.It depends on how the gasket blew.Overheating of the engine can cause warpage in the block or head or both.

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How can you tell if the cylinder head on your 2003 Chevy Trailblazer is cracked?

inspect, look, listen, clean and feel A compression test will also help.

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How long can you drive a car with a cracked windshield?

You look out your window the whole time. And cover it up with a tarp or something, the cops will get you, if they see a cracked windsheild.

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How long can a car run with bad catalytic convecter?

Until it clogs to the point where it prevents exhaust from freely flowing through it.

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How do you know if you have a cracked cylinder head?

Symptoms of a Cracked Cylinder Head Time. Not strictly a symptom but certainly something to bear in mind. Leaking Oil. The Cylinder Head contains oil. Coolant Leak. Liquid coolant is also deployed in and around the area of the engine blocks that contains the Cylinder Heads. Poor Performanc...

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Can a cracked head cause misfire?

The most likely causes here are a leaky (burned) exhaust valve or a blown head gasket.If two adjacent cylinders are misfiring, it's likely the head gasket between them has failed.Also, if an engine is overheating or losing coolant, it's likely the head gasket is the culprit.

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Will a car still run if it has a cracked head?

Yes, it will run but the coolant will mix with the oil and eventually destroy the engine. An engine with a cracked head should not be driven until the head is replaced.

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How long can I leave my car running with AC?

The engine should be able to idle and power the air conditioning and not overheat, even on a hot day in a tropical climate.Eventually you will run out of fuel and that will be the limit.Assuming a 17 gallon tank and .17 gallons per hour you can run the car for about 100 hours at idle.

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Will your car still start and run if you have a cracked head?

Yes it can but you risk doing more damage internally if coolant is mixing with the motor oil.

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What car sealants can you buy for cracked heads?

There is not "quick fix" that I know of. There are a few bandaids, but nothing worth writing home to Mom about. An old school trick is to leave the radiator cap unscrewed to the safety latch (the first click) and carry a gallon of water with you wherever you go and it will last until you get tire...

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How can you tell if your car has a cracked head?

There are several ways to tell if your vehicle has a cracked head. Common symptom of a crack on the side of the head is that after the vehicle warms up it will spray oil all over the inside of your engine compartment. If the crack is on top of the head under the valve cover it may be harder to no...

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How long can a car run idle?

Although it is normally alright to let your car idle for a few minutes, leaving it idle for 30 minutes can be a big deal.Not only do you waste gas, but it also causes environmental damage because of the exhaust fumes.Most modern cars do not need to be warmed up and left idle.

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What causes a cracked head?

The most common reason for cylinder head failure is overheating caused by coolant loss, head gasket failure or restricted flow of coolant.In extreme cases a cracked or damaged cylinder head can result in terminal damage to the entire engine.

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Can a cracked intake cause your car to run hot?

yes it will make bring unmetered oxygen in and the o2 sensors will pick it up and it will run lean(lean=hot)(rich=cool)

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Will a car run with a blown head gasket?

First, it can foul spark plugs and make your engine run poorly due to the deposits left by burning coolant.Leaking coolant and combustion gases can cause high temperature gradients leading to erosion of the leak area and possible cracking.For all these reasons we don't recommend driving with a bl...

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Can a 4-cylinder car run on 2 cylinders?

See this post: http://www.gassavers.org/archive/index.php/4-cylinder-trucks/t-410.htmlIt looks like you may have to fool some computers, depending on how old your car is. For example, the computer might falsely sense a misfire and add more fuel to those cylinders, or increase fuel to the others t...

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Can a 6-cylinder car run on 5 cylinders?

IT can but it is not recommended. It will effect performance, gas mileag, and eventually hurt the motor

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Will your car run with a blown head gasket?

Almost any engine will run with a blown head gasket. Having said that: NO engine was ever meant to run with a blown head gasket!!!! Several things could be happening simultaneously while the engine is running: coolant could be entering the oil pan, causing a loss of friction protection, destroyin...

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How long will a car run with low compression?

Having low compression means there is something seriously wrong with the inside of the engine.This means it will have a short life from now on.How long it will last 1000km25000 km?No one can tell

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Has anyone tried thermagasket to fix a bad head gasket cracked head or cracked block?

that is plain stupid anyone who tries deserves the problems incured by doing so!!!!!!!! Well from one stupid person to another I have tried thermagasket product on both my vehicles with great success (BWM and Mercedes Benz). Reparing both vehicles the traditional way (head gasket job etc....would...

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How long can a car run with the fuel light on?

According to this infographic by Pick Analysis, some popular car models can travel for 30 to 50 miles after the gas light goes on.The average Chevrolet Silverado will continue for 33 miles beyond “empty.” Volkswagen Jettas average more than 43 miles, and the Toyota Corolla tops the list at 47 miles.

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How much does it cost to fix a cracked head?

The cost of a cracked cylinder head repair job will vary depending on the make and model of the vehicle that it's in.You can be sure that it will cost at least $500, which includes labor and parts costs.If you were to replace the entire cylinder head, it would only cost $200 to $300 on average.

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Can you drive a car with a cracked rim?

A cracked rim should be repaired as soon as possible, so it does not cause further damage to your tire.Furthermore, it can pose a safety hazard because the tire has potential to blowout.One of the biggest dangers with a cracked rim is a tire blowout.This means the tire fails and explodes while yo...

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How many cylinder heads does a car have?

Performance cars and race cars commonly have aluminum cylinder heads.Cars with inline (straight) engines have one cylinder head and automobiles with V engines have two cylinder heads, one for each cylinder bank.In some vehicles, where cylinder banks are very close to the V engine, one cylinder is...

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Signs of a cracked egine head?

remove the radiator cap and start engine. if you see foam and bubble, pretty good bet that it's cracked. also look for antifreeze on the oil dipstick.

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How much does a cylinder head cost?

Without make, model, year and engine displacement there is no way to answer this question

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How long will a cracked radiator last?

Most auto mechanics feel that a properly maintained radiator should last for at least eight to 10 years.

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Can you drive your car with a cracked engine block?

You can drive a car with a cracked engine block, but it will eventually stop running. The engine will go out completely after time.

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Can I drive my car with a cracked radiator?

Whilst your car will usually still run with a cracked radiator, at least in the initial stages, driving with such a problem is not at all safe, and definitely not advisable.This is because a cracked radiator can directly cause your car to overheat, break down or even catch fire – scary stuff.

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What is the blue book value of a 1996 dodge avenger with a cracked head gasket?

Check: NADA.com, KBB.com, autotrader.com Reduce by the amount of $ required to repair

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What is a cracked head in your car mean?

It means the shell that has nissian 1.6L dohc for example is cracked go to your wreakers and ask for a new one and install yourself

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Will your car overheat if you have a cracked head?

Yes! if you have a cracked head chances are your oil and coolant are mixing together and coolant and or oil is leaking out causing the vehicle to overheat... if you have a cracked head fix it! do not drive the vehicle

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How long can a car run in a closed garage?

Carbon monoxide detectors in garages often go off just pulling a car in and out.Iowa State found that warming a car for just two minutes with the door open can raise CO concentrations to 500 ppm, and and measurable concentrations of CO remained in the garage for as long as 10 hours after the car ...

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How do you remove a cylinder head?

To remove the cylinder head, use a socket and bar to loosen securing nuts or bolts in the reverse order of the special tightening sequence for the engine.Some engines need a special tool to fit the bolts.A gentle sideways tap with a soft-faced hammer will release a sticking head.

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How long can you leave car running?

Assuming a 17 gallon tank and .17 gallons per hour you can run the car for about 100 hours at idle.no time limit.As long as your cars fuel tank has enough fuel.there is no chance of overheating or battery running down in modern cars .

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How much is a cylinder head?

You can be sure that it will cost at least $500, which includes labor and parts costs.If you were to replace the entire cylinder head, it would only cost $200 to $300 on average.With labor at about $90 to $100 per hour, this comes out to roughly $500 for the job.

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How long can you run led lights in a car?

LED Bulbs have very long life and low power drain. The total length of time the lights could be powered would depend on:

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How long can a car run without alternator belt?

The battery on the other hand, will happily run the car and accessories on average around 70-90 minutes without the alternator, provided you don't have headlights or anything high-drain on.

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How long can a car engine run without stopping?

Without oil, the engine runs for around 15 minutes without bursting into a cloud of smoke, but taking it apart reveals some serious damage.

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How long can a car run without alternator?

A 12 volt battery in most cars will run about 30 minutes to 1 hour without lights or air conditioner, since many components will run than old cars before.Starting a car takes a lot of power.You should buy a battery with more power or fix your alternator.

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How long can a car run without transmission fluid?

It's recommended that you replace the transmission fluid anywhere from 50,00 to 100,000 miles, but sometimes a higher-quality transmission fluid can last up to 150,000 miles.If you wait too long to change the transmission fluid, you'll likely encounter issues such as transmission failure and trou...

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How long can a car run without oil change?

Most of the time if you are able to tolerate it, you can go about 5,000 to 6,000 miles over the recommended mileage change.In fact, depending on the age of your vehicle you could possibly go over about 7,000 to 10,000 miles.In theory, you could even run your engine without oil if you wanted to.

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How long can a car run on empty?

According to the chart, you can expect to get anywhere from 30 miles to more than 100 miles on a nearly empty tank, depending on the car.Of course, the real-life numbers will vary based on how you drive, your car's condition, and other variables, so Your Mechanic emphasizes they're all just rough...

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How do cylinder heads work?

The cylinder head is where a great deal of the action for running your engine happens.It contains the combustion chambers where the quick burn of fuel and air that moves the pistons occurs.The intake manifold feeds air into the head through the intake ports, past the intake valves and into the co...

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How long can a car run for non stop?

Until it runs out of gas. * Until the battery is drained.

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How much does a cracked head gasket cost to repair on a 1998 Lincoln Town Car?

If the head is cracked it will need to be replaced. An auto salvage yard is a good source for this part. The cost will depend on where you live. Get estimates from 2 or 3 independent shops and your local Ford dealer.

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Can a 2002 4 cylinder run on 3 cylinders?

yes but it will sound crapy, it wont have as much horse power, so it wont run at 100% ut it can run on 3 cylinders.

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How long can you drive on a bad master cylinder?

As long as you keep it topped up you can drive, but sooner or later you'll have to fix it.If it has internal "blow-by", it would be in your best interest to replace now. Internal blow-by is when the brake pedal sinks to the floor when you are sitting at a red light but you are not losing brake fl...

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Whats the difference between a cracked head and a cracked block?

Most mechanics refer a "Cracked head" as a Cracked cylinder head, This is usually repairable, but expensive and MUST be repaired. A Cracked Block means that the engine block is cracked and MUST be replaced. This is EXTREMELY expensive But ENTIRELY necessary. Any additional strain being cause by W...

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Can I drive car through car wash with cracked windshield?

Technically, you don't "drive" through a car was, the car is in neutral and you are moved through. But, as for your question, if the windshield is cracked enough for water to get through, I wouldn't do it.

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How long can you drive with no compression on one cylinder?

Well it mostly depends on the motor but its hard on it no matter what it can cause that piston to seize up and blow the motor

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How do you crack the heads on your vehicle?

Lack of oil. by the way I'm a kid i love cars.Over heating the engine can cause heads to crack/warp.

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Can a 2002 4 cylinder grand am run with no catalytic converter?

Yes but, the check engine light will remain on and it won't pass emission tests.

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How long does it take to fix a cracked rim?

A quality repair job can usually be done in a matter of hours for sometimes as little as $125.Don't assume that your damaged rim is beyond repair.There are ways to fix just about every type of damage to an alloy rim.To refinish wheels, you have a number of options.

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How do you measure cylinder head warpage?

With a straight edge and feeler gauges.

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How do you reinstall a cylinder head on a 2.6liter?

depending on make/model, and engine typei will asume its a v6 with 8 studsmake sure the gasket surface is clean and straight, on the block and the head,place the gasket on the block , place the head on the studs,put the washers on the suds, then tighten the nuts by hand,get a torque wrenchtighten...

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How do you remove cylinder head on a astra 1.7cdti?

To remove the cylinder head on an Astra 1.7 CDTI, disconnect the battery cable and remove the lower engine cover. Drain the cooling system and remove the oil filter. Remove the air filter hoses and disconnect the crank case breather hose from the valve cover.

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Can you drive a car with a blown head gasket?

Leaking coolant and combustion gases can cause high temperature gradients leading to erosion of the leak area and possible cracking.For all these reasons we don't recommend driving with a blown head gasket.The good news is there is a quick and easy way to seal your blown head gasket and keep your...

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What are theCauses for a crack head gasket?

Your engine most likely overheated

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Can I repair a cracked thermostat housing with JB Weld?

As a temporary fix, yes.

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Can you pass an MOT with a cracked windscreen?

If there is damage of 40mm in size, anywhere on the windscreen, your vehicle will fail its MOT.However, even a 10mm-sized damage on a cracked windscreen results in MOT failure if it falls within what is known as windscreen Zone A.

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Can I drive with a cracked coolant reservoir?

You sure can drive your vehicle with a broken reservoir bottle.However, if the cooling system runs low and the bottle cannot provide the needed coolant to keep it at operating levels, then the engine could begin to show the signs.

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How much does it cost to repair a cylinder head?

This depends on the needed repair, make model year and engine.Between $200 USD to $5000 USD

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How long does a car run with 1 gallon of water?

Usually a car does not run on water. If you have water in your gas you can put in some dry gas and be fine.

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What are the signs of a cracked engine head?

Loss of coolant with no visible leak.White smoke out the exhaust.Excess pressure and bubbles in radiator.

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How long could you drive a four cylinder car on three cylinders a Mazda 121?

Indefinitely but, you may damage other components in the process such as the catalytic converter.

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Can I drive my car with a blown head gasket?

Leaking coolant and combustion gases can cause high temperature gradients leading to erosion of the leak area and possible cracking.For all these reasons we don't recommend driving with a blown head gasket.The good news is there is a quick and easy way to seal your blown head gasket and keep your...

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How many cylinder heads on a 3.1 engine?

There are two cylinder heads on a V6 3.1L engine.

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How long can the car run on the battery alone?

Not more than a couple of miles. This will vary by the number of draws that are turned on electrically....lights, wipers, heater fans etc. The battery condition also matters in this scenario.

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Can you drive a car with blown head gasket?

Leaking coolant and combustion gases can cause high temperature gradients leading to erosion of the leak area and possible cracking.For all these reasons we don't recommend driving with a blown head gasket.The good news is there is a quick and easy way to seal your blown head gasket and keep your...

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Can you drive a car with a dead cylinder?

Some cars will shut off the injector to the dead cylinder if a misfire is detected.Some cars will have a blinking check engine light to warn you that catalytic converter damage will occur if you keep driving the vehicle.If you have to drive the car and have any doubts unplug the injector to the d...

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Can you run 396 heads on a 454 motor?

no u cant because every different car has different motors

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Can you drive your car with a cylinder misfire?

Driving with a misfiring cylinder is not safe under any condition.It can cause severe damage to your car's engine and thus most of the people advise not to drive with this problem.

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How long can you let a vehicle not run?

A couple of years of non-operation can cause some problems with an automobile, unless you've prepared the car for storage. Stagnant engine oil can become sludge in a couple of years, and gasoline can form varnish-like deposits in the fuel system. If left connected, the battery will probably be di...

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How long can you run on a bad transmission?

how long can you run on a bad transmission on a 97 ford escort lx Sudan

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What happens if you keep running car with a bad cylinder?

It's dangerous to run on a bad cylinder. It causes the vehicle to lose power which means that it increases the risk of getting into a vehicular accident.The year, make and engine info would be helpful, but if the vehicle has a catalytic converter you can damage the converter which can be costly.

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How long can a petrol engine run without oil?

i'll say less than 20 min.

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How long can a E-300 razor run?

It will run about 40-45 min

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If your mechanic installed a new thermostat in your car and it did not work so your car overheated and cracked your cylinder head is it his fault and if so how can you prove it?

If the thermostat failed it is not the fault of the mechanic, he didn't build the thermostat he just installed it. If it failed because of improper installation that is another story. But you are also at fault,maybe more so than the mechanic ever hear of a temperature gauge. it doesn't just get t...

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What is a cross flow cylinder head?

Simply put the intake manifold is on one side and the exhaust is on the other allowing the engine to have a more direct passage of gasses.All V 8 engines are automatically cross flow.

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How long can a transmission run without fluid?

It's recommended that you replace the transmission fluid anywhere from 50,00 to 100,000 miles, but sometimes a higher-quality transmission fluid can last up to 150,000 miles.If you wait too long to change the transmission fluid, you'll likely encounter issues such as transmission failure and trou...

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How do you know if you have a cracked head gasket?

Try running a compression check on each cylinder and you may find one or two low. If the low ones are side by side this could indicate a blown gasket. Check your oil and if it is cloudy that would indicate water in the oil.

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How to tell if head is cracked on a Ford escort 1995?

The only positive way to tell if a cylinder head is crackedis to remove it and have a specialist pressure test it.

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Can you run a Nissan 280Z on only 4 cylinders?

You can run a vehicle on only 4 cylinders but your vehicle will not run properly. It will not make it up hills very well and you will not get very good gas mileage.

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Can you drive a car in Germany with a cracked windshield?

it depends if you have a double glazed or heated front windshield then its perfectly legal however if the thickness of the glass falls below 13mm or cannot with stand 10N per cm^2 per tonne then you will if stoped be first pointlessly questioned about whether you have another windscreen on you or...

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How fast do you think a car with a 100 cylinder engine can go?

it will havea lot of torque but it wont have a lot of top speed because its such a large rotating assembly

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What is a Cylinder Head Temperature Sensor?

It is an electrical device that tells back the engine temperature to both the temperature gauge and (where fitted) the engine management system.

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How long can a car battery run a 400 watt inverter?

For example, if your battery has a 90 hour amp rating, you should be able to run the 400 watt continuous load for approximately 2 hours.The higher the amp hour rating on your battery, the longer the battery will last.

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Can I drive with a bad cylinder?

It can cause severe damage to your car's engine and thus most of the people advise not to drive with this problem.Now, if you are thinking what causes a cylinder misfire, well, it is the bad spark plugs or the imbalanced air or fuel mixture, which is responsible for the misfiring a cylinder.

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Can you drive with a cylinder misfire?

A misfire on a car with a catalytic converter will overheat and destroy the converter due to unburned fuel in the exhaust. on a car without a catalytic converter, it will still wash the cylinder with unburned fuel and break down the oil, but not do any serious damage in the short term.it is possi...

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How long will a batery with 125 amp-hour rating run a 60 watt load?

assuming a 12 volt car battery, 60 watts/ 12 volts = 5 amps, 125 amp/hours / 5 = 25 hours of life.

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How long can a 1999 grand prix Gtp run with the supercharger disconnected It has 176xxx on it right now?

It can go for a long time although it is not recommended. You'll notice a big loss of tourqe,

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Can you tell me what the signs of a cracked head are on a 1994 Ford Aerostar?

well one way to tell is if the oil is a milky color..... that means the oil is mixed with your antifreeze

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How do you remove debris from cylinder head mercury40 efi?

what i did was i got a shop vac those big powerful one's then a small vacuum line hose from my car then i taped that to the end of the shop vac's vacuum tube, i tapped it enough, so enough concentration of sucking power can go threw the small vacuum hose. then i feed the hose down into the spark ...

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Can a car run with a dead battery?

Unless your battery was also fscked you should've been able to go a lot longer than 5 minutes before your engine died.and in response to the question, yes a car can run with a dead battery, or a dead alternator (as long as the battery still has some charge), but not if both are dead.

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Can a car run with a bad knock sensor?

A bad knock sensor may also not let the engine accelerate properly while driving on the highway, and cause the vehicle to lose fuel mileage.Once the computer realizes the knock sensor is not working properly, your vehicle will most likely lose power.

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What if your reservior cap is severly cracked fluid is coming out and your car is running hot will the cracked cap make the car run hot?

well, if by fluid u mean coolant than yes. If coolant is leaking, there wont be anything to cool the engine temperature. Replace the cap, there very cheap.

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How long can you leave a car running in the garage?

Carbon monoxide detectors in garages often go off just pulling a car in and out.Iowa State found that warming a car for just two minutes with the door open can raise CO concentrations to 500 ppm, and and measurable concentrations of CO remained in the garage for as long as 10 hours after the car ...

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