Blown Head Gasket???
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This is a discussion on Blown Head Gasket??? within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; So My cars been "using" anti-freeze pretty quick and after driving around when i turn the car off there's a ...

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    So My cars been "using" anti-freeze pretty quick and after driving around when i turn the car off there's a "sweet" smell to it. I was wondering if this could be a blown head gasket. I've put on an aftermarket downpipe and had a boost spike and fuel cut right after installing it and a few days later began to notice this smell. The car doesnt have a problem with overheating or anything but I was wondering if anybody knew if the dealership would cover this under the warranty and if I should go with a 3 layer meatal gasket when replacing? Please help

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    Have you ever looked under the car to see if its leaking coolant?

    I would look around for any signs of a leak first
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    Yes I have checked and no sign of any leaks

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    open the radiator cap and see if theres bubbles comin up when it runs. or if you smell antifeeze out the exhaust.
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    the exhaust smells like it's running rich and the sweet smell is around the motor area of the car, sometimes i can smell it in the interior with the windows up

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    Check the radiator seams.

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    Or the pass. floor board for a nice little puddle lol
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    +2 on your floor board and raditor seams. Also check the hoses for the turbo resevior also. Check the turbo coolant lines as well.
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    Check the oil dipstick before first drive of the day to see if the oil level is correct and is not mixed with the coolant. If it's higher then normal then the coolant is leaking into the oil shield.
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