My 2006 Durango runs hot after a while . It's not losing much coolant. Also if the cap is off and you start it, Iit will blow back water out the opening. I thought it may have a head gasket crack or even a cracked block. Because it had a miss. I put some K&W nanotechnology head gasket and block seal. I followed the instructions except I didn't pull the plugs to check for coolant remnance. I FLUSHED the radiator with water 4 times. (Still running hot and I believe the water pump is pumping)

  • Is the fan running?
    – race fever
    Apr 24 '16 at 3:57
  • When you say running hot, does it go all the way to overheating, or sits at about 3/4 of the gauge. Does it happen when sitting, driving, or the highway, all conditions? Loosing coolant at all is the sign of a problem and should be addressed. If the system cannot pressurize, it cannot cool efficiently.
    – rpmerf
    Apr 25 '16 at 12:11

Head/ Block seal doesn't always work. It's also pretty controversial about what happens when you put it in. I've used it a few times and it only worked once. There is also no real scientific evidence that it works, it's more of "Theoretically" it should work.

That being said, don't automatically assume you have a head leak or block leak. Running hot can also cause misfires. Especially with that truck. Chrysler computers are super finicky.

Blowing water out of the cap, can be normal. This also could be an indication of a thermostat issue or a clogged heater core. The first and easiest thing you could do, Is grab one of those master cooling system testing kits from an auto-store. Make sure everything is sealed up and pressurize the system. See if it holds pressure. If it doesn't hold pressure, then you know you definitely have a leak.

Once you've determined whether or not, you can begin further diagnosis. There is a lack of information here unfortunately, so it's a bit difficult to tell you the proper diagnostic path you should take. You can always come back and update your question so we can edit answers to properly guide you.

  • Block sealer clogs the radiator more than the leak in most cases. Combustion chamber leaks into the cooling system will not always show up using a pressure tester on the radiator.
    – Moab
    Apr 26 '16 at 23:23

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.