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Head Gasket

 

Head Gasket

The head gasket is designed to contain engine compression, and to prevent oil, fuel and coolant from combining. It is located at the top of your internal combustion engine, between the engine block and cylinder head. The head gasket seals the area where the two pieces of your engine meet.

Head Gasket are part of your cars suspension

How Does it Work?

  • Your head gasket seals the openings between the combustion chamber, coolant passages and oil passages
  • This sealing process ensures maximum compression and avoids leakage of coolant and/or engine oil

How is it Made?

  • Made up of either composite or metal
  • Contains a few sub-sets in each group

Why Does it Fail?

  • Engine overheating
  • Bad OEM gasket
  • OEM materials not best suited for your vehicle
  • Pre-ignition or detonation problem
  • Installation errors

What are the Symptoms of Failure?

  • Engine overheating
  • Exhaust gases in the radiator
  • Engine running poorly – skipping, hesitating or lack of power
  • Coolant in the oil – engine oil will resemble chocolate milk
  • Excessive pressure in the crank case

What are the Implications of Failure?

  • The cooling system will build up extreme pressure and possibly blow off the radiator cap, crack the radiator tank or blow a radiator hose.

How Difficult is the Install?

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