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Yes, it will run but the coolant will mix with the oil and eventually destroy the engine. An engine with a cracked head should not be driven until the head is replaced.

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Q: Will a car still run if it has a cracked head?
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Can a car run with cracked cylinder head?


Will your car still start and run if you have a cracked head?

Yes it can but you risk doing more damage internally if coolant is mixing with the motor oil.

Why do car run hot and white smoke from exhaust?

This can be caused by a cracked head or blown head gasket.

How long can a car with cracked cylinder head run?

If it's mixing coolant with the motor oil, not for long.

Can a crackedhead make a car run hot?

Depending where it is cracked, yes. A cracked head can also simulate an overheated engine by pushing coolant out of the coolant reservoir.

Car shaking accelerate white smoke goes away then overheating?

Blown head gasket or cracked head. STOP driving this car NOW. Serious engine damage will occur if you continue to run this engine in this condition.

What can cause white smoke from the exhaust from a 98 Mitsubishi eclipse?

You have a blown head gasket or a cracked head. STOPdriving this car immediately until you have it repaired. You will destroy this engine if you continue to run it.

Changed plug and COP Still says misfire on 4 plug WHY?

Can be a defective plug wire, burnt valve, cracked head, or blown head gasket. Replace the spark plug wires. If you still have the miss, have a compression test run on all cylinders. Low compression on cylinder #4 indicates a burnt valve, cracked head, or blown head gasket.

Would a blown head gasket cause water to get in the crankcase or what could it possible be bad head maybe a cracked block?

It Could Be Any Of The Three.Remove The Head, Have It Tested. After Checking Gasket. The Head May Be Warped From Overheating And Normal Use. If The Head Gasket Is OK. I Suggest To Have The Head Tested. But The Block Could Be Cracked. If The Car Has An Aluminum Head As Most Do It Probably Is The Head Is Cracked. Heck Run It By A Good Radiator Shop And Have It Tested Under Pressure. See What They Suggest. Sorry To Be Of Such Little Help. My Bet Head. Best To You

What are the chances of your transmission working properly if your radiator cracked?

not good since most transmission coolers are inside the radiator. if you drive a car with a cracked radiator you can overheat the trans fluid causing the fluid to break down and also you run the risk of damaging the head/head gasket(s).

What does it mean when a car overflow tank bubbles when cold thermostat removed?

You probably have a bad head gasket or a cracked head. If your getting coolant mixing with motor oil and you continue to run it you will destroy the engine soon.

Can you still drive with a blown head gasket?

If it is cracked, the vehichle may be driveable, but if it's blown, there's not going to be any cylinder compression and the engine won't run.