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What are the Symptoms of a Blown Head Gasket?

What are the Symptoms of a Blown Head Gasket?

A head gasket is a ringed panel that comes between the engine block and cylinder head. It works by acting as a barrier to prevent engine fluid from leaking into its cylinders. It also blocks off water and oil conduits from getting mixed with the fuel. Unfortunately, the gasket head is located next to a hot section of the engine. If either the cylinder head or engine block expands from overheating, it causes the head gasket to fail. The engine may also experience detonation, damaging the fire rings or armors in the process. This event causes the cylinder pressure to leak past the fire rings and damage the head gasket. Symptoms of a Blown Head Gasket: 1. Overheating: Overheating happens when oil leaks into the coolant system, lowering its ability to cool off the car's engine. Most engines experience elevated temperatures, especially when driving at low speeds. 2. A mix-up of coolant and oil: The engine oil helps lubricate the moving parts. However, it leaks into ... read more