Technology6 mins ago
FOrd Fiesta, head gasket gone?
Hi all, I'm not much of a mechanic so I need someones expert advice..
My little 1996, 1.3 ford fiesta is burning oil, also when I went to refill the oil, there was some creamy crud around the cap and the seal. As I said I'm no expert, but I guess its not a good thing!
Can anyone tell me whats wrong with my little nail?
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I also am no expert, but once had a AX GT with the same problem, which when i opened the radiator cap, or expansion tank (water) there was water there also, which meant the head gasket had gone, is it overheating?
I quickly part ex'd it for a newer model, i suggest you do the same if that is the case, not cheap!
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A completely blown head gasket would result in a huge drop of the coolant level requiring daily topping up or even every trip. The water is blown out of the exhaust as steam.