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Old May 17th 06, 08:48 PM posted to rec.autos.makers.chrysler
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Default Combustion Leak test - head gasket test

On a 1999 300m -Finally successfully diagnosed combustion gas leaking
past my head gasket into coolant causing overheating. Used the Napa
Block Test kit for $50. Many posts say go to your neighborhood garage
and get them to use an exaust analyzer - dont know what that would
cost.

My Napa Store did not know anything about this test kit and could not
find it on their computer so here is a site and part number you can
show them
http://www.arrowheadradiator.com/hea..._leak_test.htm
part number700-1006.

Be sure to drain a few inches of coolant before installing this thing
on your radiator (or pressure bottle) opening. . Keep watching the
tube as the car warms up and gases go through. If you have combustion
gas, the fluid in the tube turns yellow.

Now, about that head gasket...

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Old May 18th 06, 11:19 AM posted to rec.autos.makers.chrysler
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Default Combustion Leak test - head gasket test

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> On a 1999 300m -Finally successfully diagnosed combustion gas leaking
> past my head gasket into coolant causing overheating. Used the Napa
> Block Test kit for $50. Many posts say go to your neighborhood garage
> and get them to use an exaust analyzer - dont know what that would
> cost.
>
> My Napa Store did not know anything about this test kit and could not
> find it on their computer so here is a site and part number you can
> show them
>
http://www.arrowheadradiator.com/hea..._leak_test.htm
> part number700-1006.
>
> Be sure to drain a few inches of coolant before installing this thing
> on your radiator (or pressure bottle) opening. . Keep watching the
> tube as the car warms up and gases go through. If you have combustion
> gas, the fluid in the tube turns yellow.
>
> Now, about that head gasket...


Three or four years ago, I read on a Subaru forum the account of someone
who had experimentally but successfully used a CO2 detecting pill (sold
for detecting leaking house furnaces) to detect combustion gases getting
into the cooling system. Not a proven accurate method - I'd probably
use what you did if the need arose - just food for thought.

Bill Putney
(To reply by e-mail, replace the last letter of the alphabet in my
address with the letter 'x')
 




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