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How To Tell If Your Head Gasket Is Blown

Scotty Kilmer, mechanic for the last 42 years, shows how to check if your engine head gasket is really blown. Visit Scottykilmer.com for free answers to all your car questions.


 


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How to prevent your car's head gasket from blowing and costing you a small fortune.
Emmy Award Winning Mechanic Scotty Kilmer shows how you can prevent your vehicle's head gasket from blowing and costing you a ton of money to replace. By simply adding a sealant to your cooling system whenever you change the coolant out, you can prevent the head gasket from leaking in the future. For more free car information from a mechanic with 42 years (and counting) of experience, just visit www.scottykilmer.comer





How To Tell If Your Fuel Pump Is Bad
Scotty Kilmer, mechanic for the last 46 years, shows how to find out if your car's fuel pump has gone bad. Some simple tests are all that's needed, and you don't want to guess with a new pump without testing, as some can cost over a thousand dollars to replace.





How To Tell If Your Engine Is Worn Out
Scotty Kilmer, mechanic for the last 45 years, shows how to test your engine to see if it's just plain wearing out internally. A simple test with a 50 dollar tool will show you. And if you want to ask Scotty a question ,he is now answering everyones' car questions live EVERY Saturday at 10 AM CST on google events. Just be a member of google plus, and you can ask your own question on Saturday morning.





Fixing Grinding Brakes
Scotty Kilmer, mechanic for the last 46 years, shows how easy it can be to fix your vehicle's grinding brakes. Using simple hand tools, anyone can do it.





How to test for a bad head-gasket
For more info. on my eBook go to www.scannerdanner.com This is a review of a test procedure I have in my ebook. Section 1 "Universal Testing Methods" page 13. There are other ways to do this test. I am just showing the one I use the most when looking for a bad head gasket.





Bad head gasket symptoms, Head gasget bad? Easy way to check- Chevy Uplander
This is an Easy way to check for bad head gasket(s). This video shows Co2 gases entering a vehicles cooling system due to bad head gaskets. This is what can happen when you do not change your vehicles Antifreeze every 2 years with composite head gaskets. The other problem I have seen is that with steel layered head gaskets the cylinder head looses it seal to the engine block over time and starts leaking between the layers. I have seen some vehicles with as low as 32,000 miles a lot of vehicle around 80-100,000. Probable cause two different metals (aluminum heads on a steel engine block) and two different rates of expansion and contraction. Some symptoms can be thermostat, misfire and 02 sensor codes, bubbles in cooling system, heating problems, oil slime in coolant tank and or radiator, low coolant levels, leaking, split or blown out radiators, leaking water pumps, intake gaskets leaking oil and or antifreeze, catalytic converters that are inefficient or clogged, oxygen sensors that quit working properly and spark plugs that are coolant fouled. If the problem has gone on for long period of time and the gasket(s) is deteriorated enough and the antifreeze is now entering the combustion chamber, then you might have other symptoms of white smoke out the Exhaust and antifreeze mixed in with your oil. Dealers used to say Maintenance Free, Change your Antifreeze every 5 years or 150,000 miles. Now they say 30,000 miles, which for most of us is about 2 years. Huge difference. Be mindful of these symptoms and remember to Find and fix the cause not just the symptom. This video is of a 2007 Chevy Uplander, 3.9 Liter with 52,181 miles.





Does Stop Leak Work? - EricTheCarGuy
Does Stop Leak Work? - EricTheCarGuy http://www.ericthecarguy.com/ As technicians we all have opinions based on our experiences and sometimes the experiences of others, stop leak seems to be one of those things. In my experience it really hasn't done much for me and I haven't seen it perform any miracles but that's not to say that it hasn't at one time or another. I welcome your responses on this topic and look forward to hearing your opinions just be nice. --- Click below and Stay Dirty Visit me at EricTheCarGuy.com http://ericthecarguy.com/ Visit EricTheCarGuy Forum http://www.ericthecarguy.com/forum/default.aspx Visit my Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/EricTheCarGuy --- Stay dirty ETCG





Compression Testing and What You Can Learn From It - EricTheCarGuy
Compression Testing and What You Can Learn From It - EricTheCarGuy Here is a video on performing a compression test on an engine to assess it's mechanical condition. An engines ability to compress air and fuel is directly proportional to it's performance since an engine is nothing more than an air compressor once you take away all the controls. A compression test is a good general test that will give you an idea of the engine's overall health but it does not give specific information on what the problem is should there be one, for that a "leak down test" would be required, here is a link to that video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgrfT0LFMhc However if you find yourself looking for the source of a performance problem with an engine, this is a great place to start. This test is often overlooked in favor of looking at the fuel or ignition system, I think that's a mistake, if an engine can't perform mechanically no amount of electronics will make that better. Recently, I hit the 500 subscriber mark and I'd like to thank all of my subscribers past, present, and hopefully in the future for that. I enjoy making these videos and the fact that you seem to like watching them means a lot to me. So, thanks for subscribing, rating, and commenting, those little contributions make it all worth while. --- Click below and Stay Dirty Visit me at EricTheCarGuy.com http://ericthecarguy.com/ Visit EricTheCarGuy Forum http://www.ericthecarguy.com/forum/default.aspx Visit my Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/EricTheCarGuy --- Also see the video I did, "Octane Ratings and the 4 Stroke Engine Cycle" for more information on how compression works and why it is important. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VWEwEveGTQ Thanks for watching and stay dirty ETCG Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information.  EricTheCarGuy assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. EricTheCarGuy recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video.  Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result.  Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not EricTheCarGuy.





How to Change Tie Rods (inner and outer tie rod ends)
How to replace inner and outer tie rods, How to replace tie rod ends, How to replace tie rods. This video will show you in depth how to change the inner and outer tie rods of your car or truck. You need a special tool, an inner tie rod end tool, to complete the job (this can be rented for free at your local parts store). The job straight forward and anyone with basic tools can do it! **If the video helped, please give it a "thumbs up" and consider subscribing. Leave any questions or comments below and I will answer them as well.** My Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chrisfix8 My Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChrisFix6 How to replace Drum Brakes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FYRwfKNHxw How to replace Differential Fluid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmqMUJb-E4M How to fix a Squeaky Belt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UF3W-vHPYHg How to replace a Wheel Bearing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPs-QALECqs Replacing a Rack & Pinion Type Inner Tie Rod DIY, How to change a tie rod on your vehicle, tie rod replacement, tie rod end replacement, tie rod end check, tie rod noise, tie rod end removal, tie rod end, tie rod removal, tie rod adjustment, tie rod, fix tie rod, tie rods, tie rod ends, inner tie rod, outer tie rod, tierod, toyota camry alignment, tj death wobble, yukun tie rod, u-joint replacement, ball joint separator, bellows boot, steering rack boot, camry tie rod, k30 tie rod, steering parts, alignment wheel, wheel alignment, satrun tie rod, saturn tie rod, tierod adjustment, tie rod adjustment, tie-rod, separate tie rod, tie rod separator, tie rod adjuster, Disclaimer: Due to factors beyond the control of ChrisFix, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information. ChrisFix assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. ChrisFix recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video. Due to factors beyond the control of ChrisFix, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result. Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not ChrisFix.





AC Clutch Repair and Noise Diagnosis -EricTheCarGuy
This one starts out as a noise diagnosis that ends up working in an AC clutch repair on a 1998 Acura 3.2 TL. In addition to the AC compressor clutch, we also talk about repairing the AC belt idler pulley and other possible noises during AC operation. So if you ever need to replace an AC compressor clutch or have a noise coming from the idler pulley on your AC system, this video is for you. Here's some useful links. Snap Ring Pliers: http://www.jbtoolsales.com/kastar-1435-snap-ring-pliers/#oid=1002_1 The Basic Principals of AC: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w17DpGCcRj8 AC Performance Testing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XU_A4wNuHXI Finding and Repairing AC Leaks: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95RdGLFIbL8 Recharging an AC System: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lglPJuBXVeE Discussion about this video: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/kunena/18-The-EricTheCarGuy-Video-Forum/47966- ac-compressor-clutch-and-noise-repair#78241 The best place for answers to your automotive questions: http://www.ericthecarguy.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EricTheCarGuy?fref=ts Twitter: https://twitter.com/EricTheCarGuy Google+: https://plus.google.com/100195180196698058780/posts Information on Premium Membership: https://www.ericthecarguy.com/premium-content-streaming-etcg-content Stay Dirty ETCG Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information.  EricTheCarGuy assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. EricTheCarGuy recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video.  Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result.  Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not EricTheCarGuy.





How to fix a squeaky belt (figure out where the squeak is coming from)
Belt squeal, squeaky belt, belt noise? Learn how to fix a squeaky belt in your car. The serpentine belt in your car powers the accessories such as air conditioning, power steering, the alternator, fan, and waterpump. There are three types of serpentine belt wear, pilling, glazing, and abrasion. Pulley wear will cause your pulley to squeak. A worn out pulley bearing or a worn spring in the tension pulley can also cause squeaking. I show you how to use water to identify what type of squeak problem you have and then how to find the problem. Please "thumbs-up" the video if it was helpful and leave questions and comments below. Replace Idler Pulley: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axAltpW8wR4 Replace Tensioner Pulley: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4PS7WHlgi0 WD40 to quiet the belt: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fv6zuTT9YOI My Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chrisfix8 My Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChrisFix6 Tags: squeaky belt, belt, serpentine belt, squeaky, fan belt, squeaky fan belt, fan belt squeal, fan belt noise, serpentine belt squeal, serpentine belt noise, fix noise, stop noise, noise, belt noise solutions, belt noise in car, car belt noise, bad, bad serpentine belt noise, engine belt noise, fan belt noise, alternator belt noise, how to fix belt noise, how to fix a fan belt, how to fix fan belt noise, How To Quiet Squeaky Belts On A Car - Cheap And Easy Fix, How to fix that SQUEAKY CAR BELT. A simple solution, DAYCO - SOLUTIONS TO BELT SQUEAL, Car Maintenance - How to fix a squeaky car belt tutorial, Disclaimer: Due to factors beyond the control of ChrisFix, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information. ChrisFix assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. ChrisFix recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video. Due to factors beyond the control of ChrisFix, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result. Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not ChrisFix.





Must See! Gasket blows up in Integra and the kid decides to change it on the spot!
Auto show in Erie, PA, looks like he changed a few of those in his lifetime lol. Feel free to like my facebook page to see the photos behind the videos. http://www.facebook.com/antonbachukphotography





Bad head gasket symptoms, Head gasget bad? Easy way to check- 200 Chevy 3.8L
This is an Easy way to check for bad head gasket(s) and or warped, possibly cracked heads. This video shows Co gases (Exhaust gases) entering a vehicles cooling system. this is a simple anti spill funnel placed on your coolant tank and or radiator. simply fill with water and run your vehicle. sometimes it may take a few minutes and other time it will start to bubble right away. I have seen with steel layered head gaskets the cylinder head looses it seal to the engine block over time and starts leaking between the layers. I have seen some vehicles with as low as 32,000 miles a lot of vehicles around 80-100,000. Some symptoms can be thermostat codes, misfire codes and 02 sensor codes, bubbles in cooling system, heating problems, oil slime in coolant tank and or radiator, low coolant levels, leaking, split or blown out radiators, leaking water pumps, intake gaskets leaking oil and or antifreeze, catalytic converters that are inefficient or clogged, oxygen sensors that quit working properly and spark plugs that are coolant fouled. If the problem has gone on for long period of time and the gasket(s) is deteriorated enough and the antifreeze is now entering the combustion chamber, then you might have other symptoms of white smoke out the Exhaust and antifreeze mixed in with your oil. Dealers used to say Maintenance Free, Change your Antifreeze every 5 years or 150,000 miles. Now they say 30,000 miles, which for most of us is about 2 years. Huge difference. Be mindful of these symptoms and remember to Find and fix the cause not just the symptom.





How To Solve An Engine Overheat Condition - EricTheCarGuy
How To Solve An Engine Overheat Condition - EricTheCarGuy http://www.ericthecarguy.com/ I actually had fun putting this one together for you since the car I was working on didn't cooperate it made it so I could show you real world problems as they happened, very cool. I think this one is pretty self explanatory so I will save a long explanation. In case you missed the link to the "Bleeding a Cooling System" here is a link for you --- Click below and Stay Dirty Visit me at EricTheCarGuy.com http://ericthecarguy.com/ Visit EricTheCarGuy Forum http://www.ericthecarguy.com/forum/default.aspx Visit my Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/EricTheCarGuy --- Stay dirty ETCG Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information.  EricTheCarGuy assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. EricTheCarGuy recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video.  Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result.  Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not EricTheCarGuy.





BlueDevil Head Gasket Sealant Works
Pour and Go! I paid $300 for a brand new car! Thanks BlueDevil.




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