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I have a 95 6.5 turbo extended cab pu 4x4 and I am loosing water at a fast rate. I believe it might be head gasket on the right side any ideas on how to detirmine if this is the case. the truck also recently has lost power dramatically and smokes some
 

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You may have a head gasket going bad, or worse, have a cracked head. I believe I had both.

I was loosing water at a regular rate, and then one day, I started loosing a lot of water. Car was extremely hard to start, and a large cloud of steam followed the hard start. I am presently in the process of locating a used set of heads to replace both of mine. Each side had cracks...
 

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These heads have small "cosmetic" cracks that will form, that are okay, it's the biggies you've gotta watch out for.
 
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