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Waqarzahoor
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Sep 4, 2018, 7:06 PM

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Hi. I have a 99 camry CE 4 cylinder. Its coolant Reservoir starts bubbling and splashing out after few miles of driving. It doesnt heat up, it drives fine. I have to keep adding coolant in reservoir cause it splashs out most of it. I checked few posts and main reasons i found was air in system or blown head gasket. I followed some tutorials and made sure there is no air in system. As for head gasket; i bought the combustion leak tester to test if head gasket is the issue. The color didnot change on the test; so head gasket seems to be fine. What else could cause this issue? Thanks


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Sep 4, 2018, 7:14 PM

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You can't believe those test kits. They are totally unreliable.

You have all the symptoms of a blown head gasket.



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Waqarzahoor
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Sep 4, 2018, 7:40 PM

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Thanks for replying. I am reading about head gasket sealer. U know if they work? Should i give it a shot or have the gasket replaced? Thanks


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Sep 4, 2018, 7:46 PM

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There is no such thing as "Mechanic in a Can" All that will do is more damage.

That job will consist of a little more than just a gasket. The head will have to be sent to a machine shop and tested for cracks resurfaced. You also will need to replace the thermostat and find the problem that created the original overheating problem. The head gasket was just the result of the engine getting to hot from a different problem.



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Sep 6, 2018, 7:44 AM

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Make sure your engine fans are working and your radiator cap is good.





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Waqarzahoor
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Sep 6, 2018, 8:06 AM

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I m gona buy new radiator cap. As for fans, they work when i turn on AC. But donot see them turning on while idling. I left the car running for a while on my driveway; fans didnot turn on, unless i turn on AC. Could tht be an issue? If so how can i fix it? Thanks






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