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2006 Suzuki Reno Base 4dr HB Manual

2006 Suzuki Reno
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Front Wheel Drive, 4dr HB, Compact
23 mpg city / 30 mpg hwy
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February 18, 2012, 7:43 am

Tammi W

Question: what are some tricks i can do myself to confirm that it is my head gaskets blowed in my 2006 suzuki

ran hot and blowed raditor hose off raditor. started it up 2 days later and white smoke coming out of my tailpipe. the tempurature gauge on my car says that it is not running hot after i drove it 7miles.

February 20, 2012, 6:11 pm

Ron W
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You need to do a leak down test and/or compression test of the cylinders and a cooling system pressure test to really be sure.

You can take the plugs out and crank the motor over. If a bunch of water comes out of any of the holes, you have a gasket issue or a cracked head.

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