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Old 02-09-2010
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HELP ME!! i think i have a blown gasket not sure

ok, so like two months ago i completely flushed my radiator like 4 times and added distilled water and some coolant because she would fluctuate from cold to almost over heating. so then i changed the oil too. then yesterday i was driving and out of no where my truck gradually started to over heat so i immediately turned the truck off and let it cruse for about two miles. then today i was driving to school and when i got to the parking lot my truck just died out of no where. i thought no big deal probably just stalled out so after seven hours of school i went to drive home witch is 6 miles out and it died on me like 2 miles out then at a half mile out. so i got her home and it looked like steam was coming from my dip stick and from my valve cover so i ripped apart the intake and took of the valve cover and it seemed ok but why would steam be coming out of it? some one told me it might be the water pump or a warped head (i replaced the head about 15,000 ago) so could it be the head gasket? or warp head? or water pump?
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I'm thinkin maybe the water pump.....
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ok so should i replace the head gasket anyways?
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i think you might have 2 problems.....I dont know why it would stall, need more details about what happened....were all the guages normal when it died?

If its your waterpump, then might see some steam, I dont know about by the dipstick, but anyways, your temp guage would be normal while driving, but while at idle, you would see it shoot up after a few minutes, like while your at the Taco Bell drive-thru! When my pump went, I took it off and the propellar had no fins on it lol, was just like a old circular saw, so it wasn't pushing the water throough...
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ok i just took of the pump and the fins are all there but why does the fluid smell like cat **** and why is it brown?? and yeah the gauges were all normal and it didnt shoot up at all like when it was over heating like 2 months ago i would speed up and it would drop back down
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Brown coolant is not good at all sounds like the oil/coolant are mixing somewhere cracked head blown head gasket cracked block ect....
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