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Blown head gasket: show tell style – Auto Repair Chat

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Come along as I "show" you another way to "look" for a blown head gasket. This time I am using and endoscope. To be specific I used this one - DEPSTECH Dual Lens Inspection Camera - https://amzn.to/3RQ8nwo They are worth every penny in my opinion.
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96 thoughts on “Blown head gasket: show tell style”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars EYAS says:

    what a safe of time and of work and safe your Walt

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jake Elliott says:

    That is one of the giveaways with head gasket failure on multi layer steel head gaskets, cold start misfires. Back in the day when MLS head gaskets didn't exist and compressed fibre gaskets were used, you could pretty much guarantee that a failure would cause a constant misfire. Diagnostics has changed with the changes in materials used.

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ROBERT R Penny says:

    Pretty nifty EO.

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars IVOR WM says:

    Thanks for sharing

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rob Peters says:

    Nice job!
    Keeping it real with Eric O,

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeffry Blackmon says:

    Very cool 'scope!

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Professor Simon Holland says:

    fascinating to see this

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Alec Rollins says:

    Whoa! It's kind of like a colonoscopy, but without the prep!

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Aaron OBrien says:

    Great work there Eric do the video of the head gasket replacement !THUMBS UP BROTHER from down under australia

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Andrew Dillon says:

    lol "If I can do it,,YOU can do it" ,,,answer the fone dude..

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ian Baird says:

    I actually bought one of the cheapy ones that brand makes. It came in real handy finding where my water pump was leaking without ripping the whole engine bay apart. Neat little tools!

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jon Miner says:

    Hi, Mr. O. The borescope is definitely a valuable tool to have. The internals of the engine, exhaust system, and fuel tank might all be worthwhile targets for such a device. Thanks for sharing! Stay Healthy!

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Unknown says:

    Very cool tech… you kids these days have lots of awesome stuff. Back in the day it was experience , knowledge , a lot of wrench turning with a fair bit of good luck.

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Steve C says:

    Wow that is a fantastic view of a bad head gasket. Sooooo cool that 90 degree view.

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MJM’s Workshop says:

    Well if the current head gasket is blown then you’re going to need a different head gasket.

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hanif EFI Mechanical says:

    Good work

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 1337penguinman says:

    Yeah, these motors are kinda notorious for blowing gaskets. But that is definitely a cool piece of tech to have.

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mark Ash says:

    I now have 3 of the Depstech boroscopes. I keep upgrading as they come out with something better. My latest one is the dual camera that I became aware of from watching your earlier video. They are awesome and I've used them to solve several issues. Thanks for another great video and thanks for sharing 😊

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Billie Bobbie Norton says:

    Kool ! ! ! Thanks.

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars pillsburied says:

    Absolutely fascinating to see the leak process actually happening. I wonder what kind of defect would cause that. It does look like Toyota used a quality gasket, not one of those paper jobs.

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sean Pop says:

    I like that horoscope, I've used mine heavily.

    That #2 cylinder is also showing signs of not enough oil changes. The black on the crosshatch is something I've seen on A Car Care Nut's channel.

    If it isn't burning oil yet, it will.

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars azza in this day and age says:

    going right for the #2 hole ay? 💩

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kevin Berg says:

    Too bad these 1.8s are so prone to head gasket issues. The only issues the old 1NZ had (aside from being gutless) is that they would explode in spectacular fashion when people run them low on oil. These ones have Subaru levels of head gasket issue. On some of them, all you have to do is pull the plugs on a semi-warm engine and watch the steam roll out of one of the plug bores.

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jesse Robertson says:

    Off subject….just changed brake lines now brake goes to floor. Did I ruin master cylinder?

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars C.L Carrillo says:

    The steam cleaned piston is a dead giveaway

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Lawrence Jensen says:

    Like I said before you can put your finger inside the tailpipe and taste it will taste sweet guaranteed you got a blown head gasket. 👅👈

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars tallwill38 says:

    What a craptastic way the factory just left all the casting marks on the piston tops I mean you could still see the dots from the styrofoam terrible quality control and laziness in manufacturing IMHO

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jim Bahneman says:

    Wow what technology has come along

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gary Radtke says:

    I had an older Snap On with a small screen and low resolution that was a more than a little difficult to decipher what I was seeing. I bought 4k with the side view and thought it was great except the video cable was really long. I found 3Ft replacement camera cable for it and now it is easier to use. I don't recall the name of it but it was made in China like the rest of them. Does photo, video, rechargeable, long lasting on charge and has some other features that I haven't had the need to use.

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Freiherr Dinckelacker says:

    That would also show water jacket cracking intruding into the cylinder wall. That is a sweet tool!

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Spear 327 says:

    I told my friends about this YouTube channel and they said I don't have to pay them this month to be my friend. Thanks Eric for putting out a cool YouTube channel.

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars BizBot says:

    Blown head gasket on an Asian engine…just replace the engine.

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jay Sosa says:

    Nice easy straight forward diagnosis cool to see done with out a shop and a 5 thousand dollar scan tool

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars matthew1992ya says:

    This is common problem on this generation prius easy money

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jose Hernandez says:

    Nice scope I got to get me one I got me just a regular one

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars BUTTABALLA999 says:

    Slick! Last time I was at AutoZone renting a tool, I think I saw on their rental tool sheet that you can rent a borescope there as well. I'm a hobbyist/DIYer with not a whole lot of space, so being able to rent tools is pretty nice for me.

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars I Paddle My Own Canoe. says:

    Yeah, those scopes work pretty good now. You can see down inside the motor and you know exactly what you're dealing with before you had to take it apart and wait till you see what you got. 👍👍🙂🇨🇦

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joe T. says:

    I like it saves you time 👍👍

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars e 1987 says:

    Very cool video!

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars dropinbiking92 says:

    Would you guys believe a 5.3 in a 1500 ran with this type of blowout for ohhh 3 years and 120,000km.

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joseph Halwagy says:

    Thank you for sharing

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Isorozco511 says:

    My favorite part is when Eric says “if I can do it, you can do it”… call me a loser i dont care lol

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars eric wallace says:

    had one for years very good tool mine does not have a side camera but it has a mirror so you can look up to see the head and valves

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars NiceCalgarian says:

    Damn I can do my own colonoscopy 😂💞🇨🇦🤟

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Half-inch-holes says:

    From knowledge from other channels, seems like head gasket on these Priuses, Priui, or Priuness seems blown quite often.
    Got one of those scopes for my 50 BMG McMillan. You know when that Lilja barrel is clean as a whistle!

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Russell White says:

    Cool camera

  47. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bruce Pierce says:

    Use K seal