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    Unhappy 1998 sti - blown head gasket*help..

    1998 WRX STI - Possible blown head gasket?

    5days ago car started to overheat....water was low (coolanbt/radiator).....No leaks....paid for a new radiator cap..but problem was still there T-stat going all over......

    2days ago I got...
    Thermostat replaced, with genuine t-stat..
    Radiator was pulled out and cleaned/checked... 20% blockage.....
    TK test done ......came back clear

    Picked up car.....and then travelling back from picking up huby...thermostat crazy again...
    Engine sounds absolutely norm...is there anything else I can check to detect blown head gasket......

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    is there oil/water mixing in the oil pan?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinister View Post
    is there oil/water mixing in the oil pan?
    where is the oil pan....?

    I read a couple of the other threads...they were quoted to check dipstick....for greyish colour....which suggested water was getting into to oil......But the dipstick was norm.... coolant is still in radiator.....
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    Change your oil... The dipstick test isn't going to let you see the full picture. When you change your oil you should see whether or not the old oil is milky.

    How's your coolant level now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinister View Post
    Change your oil... The dipstick test isn't going to let you see the full picture. When you change your oil you should see whether or not the old oil is milky.

    How's your coolant level now?
    Coolant level is normal....and that was after running the car for a half hour this morning....I just noticed the fans aren't going

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    check the fuse box. Some times the biggest problems are the simplest things!

    Otherwise the relay might be blown
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    [QUOTE=Sinister;2650996]check the fuse box. Some times the biggest problems are the simplest things!

    Otherwise the relay might be blown[/QUOTE

    what am I checking for in the fuse box...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinister View Post
    check the fuse box. Some times the biggest problems are the simplest things!

    Otherwise the relay might be blown
    Gonna get a leak down test down on the car this coming wednesday......and go from there ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by CNTCM3 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Sinister View Post
    check the fuse box. Some times the biggest problems are the simplest things!

    Otherwise the relay might be blown
    what am I checking for in the fuse box...
    A blown fuse
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinister View Post
    A blown fuse
    Specifically the one for the fans. Check on the back of the fuse box cover, it should show you a diagram of which one is for the cooling fans, pull it out, if it's blown (center metal ring shaped like an "s" is no longer connected, black char marks), replace it.
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