This news group has some great specific information regarding Dodge trucks
that I have used well and contributed to when I could and I hope will
translate well enough for my 1998 Isuzu Amigo 2.2L (it's a GM engine).
Problem: I didn't notice the coolant temperature guage until it was into the
red line, stopped, found a ruptured radiator hose, replaced the hose, filled
with water and noticed a white vapor and gasoline smell from the radiator
when the engine was cool and running. Oil dip stick doesn't show signs of
water. Engine starts easily when cold and warms up faster than normal (I
haven't started it when "warm")
Question: In General, besides cylinder compression tests, what should I
look for to determine if I've wrecked the engine or if I _only_
replace the cylnder head gasket?