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What is a Head Gasket Leak?

What is a Head Gasket Leak?

The head gasket in your vehicle is one of the most important seals in your engine. So what happens when it starts leaking, and how do you get it fixed? What Does the Head Gasket Do? The head gasket is responsible for sealing in pressure and allowing combustion to take place within your engine. It also helps prevent fluids like engine oil or coolant from mixing with each other. But what are the potential causes of a leak? What Causes a Head Gasket to Leak? There are generally two main ways a head gasket can end up failing. One comes in the form of overheating, this causes the parts that the gasket is sealing to expand to the point that the gasket can no longer hold the pressure. Another cause is knocking, also known as detonation. When this occurs, the gasket can become overloaded and the seal breaks through. So what's a good way to tell if this is actually your problem? How Do I Tell If My Head Gasket is Blown? One of the first major signs of a blown head gasket is a loss of ... read more

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