If she has a blown head gasket then the guys she's taken the car to must be total idiots not to know what the problem is. Debi-jill if you do not know a trustworthy good mechanic there are plenty of guys here that an steer you right. Give this a couple days and see if other posts agree with the head gasket idea. ....Now, depending on where you live, on AM radio in most cities there are call in talk shows about car problems. We have a couple such shows here in Houston. You just all in and tell them your symptoms and they advise you as to what it probably is. They also have shops they recommend and they are typically reliable and do very good work. Turn on your radio Saturday morning on AM and scan every 1/2 hr. to see if you can find such a station. You may ask your neighbors, co-workers,friends for the name of a good mechanic as well. Good luck and let us know.