how do i know if a head gasket is bad?
hey fellas, been a while since ive been on but heres my question. i had all the tell tale signs of a bad head gasket, coolant smell out of the exhaust, coolant in the exhaust pipe itself ect. i have the motor on the bench, got the gasket out. can you actually look at the gasket and tell that it is bad? anything else it can be? i just want to be 100% sure before i put her back together. also, there was coolant in one of the bolts that holds the cylinder to the crank case. the black coating on the head gasket was gone right where the coolant was in that bolt. also coolant drips on the valves. maybe i answered my own question. just wanna be sure. should i inspect the water pump as well?
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