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How do I know if my head gasket is gone?

Hi. I just wanted to know how would I find out if my automobile's head gasket is gone. When I start the automobile heaps of water comes out of the exhaust, but I'm not that sure if it is the gasket. Can you help me?


Filed under fault - Asked by Mohammed Sid (Palmerston North) - Thu, 04 Aug 2011 07:21

What do I do about a leaking radiator?

My Toyota Camry suddenly started leaking coolant from the radiator and the engine stopped. Any ideas why?

Filed under fault - Asked by Nilofar Majumdar (Yanboo) - Sun, 31 Jul 2011 14:21

What's causing the whining noise in my Landcruiser?

I recently purchased a 3.0-litre Toyota Landcruiser in Northern Ireland and have noticed some rust in the chassis and exhaust, but more worrying is a whining noise it has developed in first, second and third gears at around 2,000rpm - the noise dissipates at about 2,300rpm. Have you any idea what the problem could be? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Filed under fault - Asked by Neville Case (Wicklow) - Tue, 26 Jul 2011 00:09

Should I buy all-weather tyres ?

Hi guys,

Should I buy all-weather tyres?

Filed under tyres - Asked by John O'Shea - Tue, 26 Jul 2011 10:32

How much is my Volvo worth?

How much is my 2005 Volvo V50 worth as a trade in? It is a diesel. It's NCT until 2013 and taxed until June 2012.

Filed under used automobile values - Asked by Ria Delaney (Kildare) - Fri, 22 Jul 2011 11:17

Will I have Freelander problems?


I am thinking of buy a second hand 2007 Freelander 2 with 90k miles. I would be grateful for your insights on 2 questions: 1. What major service issues should i check should have been done already by 90k (e.g. timing belt changes, etc) and what major works / replacements do you think will need doing in the future ? 2. I have read that Freelanders can develop signficant problems (more the old version than this one). Do you think that if this Freelander 2 has not developed such problems by 90k that it is likely that most problems in the future will be related to mileage undertaken ? (i.e. if such problems have not surfaced by 90k they are not likely to) I am not absolutely committed to buy a Freelander 2 so if you warn me to stay away from Freelanders i wont be disappointed!

Regards and thank you in advance, Ciaran.

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Ciaran Browne (Dublin) - Wed, 20 Jul 2011 11:56

Will I buy the Saab I have always wanted?


I'm considering buying a 04/05 Saab 9-3 petrol with about 80,000 miles on the clock. I have always like this automobile but are they reliable? And are they expensive to repair? My heart is telling me to get the saab and my head is telling me to get an Avensis/Mondeo type automobile..Help!

Thanks Ray

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Ray Murphy (Dublin) - Mon, 04 Jul 2011 22:52

Torn between Nissan Qashqai, Hyundai ix35 and Peugeot 3008

Hi lads,

Which would you choose between a Nissan Qashqai, Hyundai ix35 and a Peugeot 3008?


Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Jim Cotter (Limerick) - Wed, 06 Jul 2011 15:51

Will a 1.6 Skoda suit our family of five?

We are a family of five - Mom, Dad, three boys - and we are looking for an affordable automobile since I (mom) got into an accident and the other automobile is beyond repair. We are looking at a used Skoda 1.6-litre petrol. Are these good automobiles?

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Celeste Barratt (Trinidad) - Wed, 29 Jun 2011 20:08

What value on a high mileage Golf?

What is the valuation of a 1999 Volkswagen Golf TDI 90bhp. It has 310,000 miles on it.

Filed under used automobile values - Asked by Martin O Sullivan - Tue, 12 Jul 2011 10:36



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