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Old 10-03-2007, 07:07 PM
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Default head gasket

Do Minis have a general problem with head gaskets. I think I have a head gasket problem as I am losing cooltant and there is no visible drips. I am planning to do a compression test on the engine.
2005 Mini 55k miles
 
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Old 10-11-2007, 12:01 AM
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Default RE: head gasket

If you take the car to a quality radiator shop, they can test for hydrocarbons in the antifreeze. IMHO, that it a much more surefire way to confirm a head gasket leak than is a compression test.
 
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