Overflowing overflow

Asked by GuruNYG1L Oct 16, 2019 at 03:53 PM about the 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Water is boiling out of the overfliw
tank.

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If coolant is actually blowing out the reserve tank, it's being pressurized by compression from the engine. You probably have a blown head gasket or a crack/leak in the head. Have a compression test done to find out what the exact problem is.

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Head gaskets seem to be a common problem with the PT.

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Have a chemical block test done to see if you are getting exhaust fumes in the cooling system. You should not be using just water in the cooling system

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