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Message started by jacob estes on Aug 16th, 2018 at 4:57pm

Title: Think my Head Gasket Failed
Post by jacob estes on Aug 16th, 2018 at 4:57pm
About eight weeks ago, I backed out of the driveway, pressed the pedal to the floor and got no power, and blew white smoke out the exhaust. It died, I rolled to the shoulder, then enlisted my neighbors to push my car back into the driveway. I have done zero investigation since then, and actually did not even open the hood until this week.

I'm going to check the oil and coolant tomorrow, and do a compression test.

I had some cooling system issues this past year. I replaced the sensors / switches and the thermostat, bled the coolant, and it seemed to heat up and maintain temperature after this. I am concerned that it overheated sometime before that, or perhaps there was an air bubble and the engine temperature was inaccurate.

Resigned to pay out my nose on this and a few electrical issues that have outlived my patience and attention, I looked up the number for Music City Porsche and Audi in Nashville, TN, and found that they closed down permanently shortly after I brought my car there a couple years ago.

So after I assess the damage, I am either going to buckle up and do it all myself, or sell this thing and start saving for a 70's or 90's 911.

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