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The head gasket on your vehicle may be small, but it’s very important to the safe and proper operation of your car, truck, or SUV. Sitting between the cylinder head and the engine block, the head gasket is there to make sure you are getting optimal compression and to prevent engine oil or coolant from leaking into your cylinders. As a component of the combustion chamber, it must be very strong and resilient in order to stand up to the massive pressures and forces that it is designed to keep in check. During combustion, the ignited fuel and air can produce pressures of over 2000 pounds per square inch. Pressed firmly between the cylinder head and the engine block, your head gasket is working hard to perform a simple, but critical job.
There are three types of head gaskets. They are:
Once your head gasket has been compromised, you are likely to start noticing the signs right away. Recognizing those signs early is important to avoid doing lasting damage to your vehicle.
Here at Chesrown Chevrolet Buick GMC in Delaware, and Columbus, OH, our expert technicians know the signs of a blown or compromised head gasket and will replace your old gasket with the best fit for your vehicle. Call today to schedule an appointment.