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What are the Symptoms of a Blown Head Gasket?

What are the Symptoms of a Blown Head Gasket?

What is a head gasket in a car's engine? An internal combustion engine consists of a cylinder head and a cylinder block. A head gasket fits between the two parts. It is a seal that keeps engine fluids from seeping into the cylinders. That is why a properly functioning combustion chamber cannot do without the head gasket.   What is the purpose of a head gasket? The head gasket acts as a barrier to the cylinder's firing pressure, preventing engine oil and coolant leakage into the combustion chambers. When the head gasket is between the hot combustion chamber and the often-cold radiator, it experiences a wide range of temperature changes. The head gasket may eventually show wear due to exposure to extreme temperatures.   So, here are the symptoms that point to a car's head gasket problem.   Leaks A blown head will cause external oil or coolant to flow out of the engine block and cylinder heads. Because ... read more

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