Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: University Place, WA
Bubbles in radiator: a certain indicator of blown head gasket?
After three months, I reassembled my 351 car, now with ported heads. I have been plagued by cooling system problems for the last two days: water spewing all over the engine, leaks in hoses, running too warm. I have conquered the leaks one by one, and the car now runs warm, but not hot. However, there are bubbles in the radiator. A knowledgeable friend told me that such bubbles do not necessarily equate to a blown head gasket, but I have always assumed otherwise. I just made a test drive of 20 minutes duraton and the car lost no coolant. Opinions appreciated.
Full street trim, driven to the track, '82GT with 9.5 to 1 compression, 408W= 10.77 at 123