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Long Lake MN 55356
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Head Gasket Failure

White smoke from an exhaust pipe (even after the engine warm up) I likely due to the presence of either motor oil in the radiator or water/antifreeze mixture in the motor oil, indicating failure of the head gasket. Most head-gasket failures are due to either general or localized overheating of the engine. Thus, it is a mistake simply to replace the head gasket and not explore the cause of the overheating. Areas that deserve a check include a broken water pump belt, an inoperative engine fan, a clogged radiator, or a leaking coolant hose. Sometimes, a clogged coolant passage in the cylinder head or head gasket can also cause localized overheating that leads to a blown gasket.

The ASE-certified and master technicians at our shop always do a thorough job rooting out the main causes of your vehicle trouble, instead of just doing a “quick fix”. Is this expensive? Not really, because you’ll know you won’t need to keep bringing your car in again and again for the same problem. That’s why we are known as a Maintenance facility, not a “repair shop”. Visit u at 2220 Daniels Street, Long Lake and find out the difference! Call 952-473-4848 to schedule an appointment. You won’t be disappointed. Our work is guaranteed for 12 months/12,000 miles.

Hint: The head gasket is positioned between the engine block and the cylinder head.