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Monthly Archives: June 2021

Engine Head Gaskets 101

Engine Head Gaskets 101

  Your vehicle's engine comprises hundreds of different parts, all working together to provide you with a seamless driving experience. One of these components is the head gasket. What exactly is an engine head gasket, and what is its purpose?   The head gasket is typically smaller and doesn't look as complex as other parts of your car. It is described as a flat piece of metal with holes in it. There are multiple types of gaskets in your vehicle, not just the head gasket. They all work together to prevent debris from disrupting the engine, maintain the engine's internal pressure, and keep the engine's vital fluid intact.    Types of Gaskets Found In Your Vehicle Head Gasket  The head gasket is found in your engine's cylinder and has the task of restraining any combustion gases from reaching the cooling system. This piece is located between the cylinder head and the engine block. While it is durable, this part can fail if your engine ov ... read more

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