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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Oil Cooler Adapter Gasket
Common signs include oil leaking from the oil cooler adapter, engine block, and oil filter. Prevent damage to your engine by getting the gasket fixed.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Oil Pump Cover Gasket
Common signs include oil leaking near the timing cover or intake manifold and lower than normal oil pressure.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Oil Filter Housing Gasket
Common signs include the Engine Oil Light coming on, oil dripping from the filter, and lower than normal oil pressure.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Oil Pan Gasket
Common signs include smoke coming from the engine, oil puddles under the car, and lower than normal oil levels.
How Long Does a Differential Gasket Last?
The rear differential controls the rear pair of wheels so they can rotate at different speeds, which allows your vehicle to travel smoothly and keep traction on the road. If you have...
How Long Does an Oil Filter Housing Gasket Last?
Oil is one of the most important parts of any engine due to the lubrication that it can provide. The internal parts of the engine need a lot of lubrication in...
How Long Does a Manifold Temperature Sensor Last?
Keeping a car running at peak condition is a lot harder that most people think. The engine of a car is a very complicated piece of machinery that has just the...
Symptoms of Bad or Failing Intake Manifold Gaskets
Common signs include the engine constantly overheating, coolant leaking, engine misfires, and a decrease in power, acceleration, and fuel economy.
How Long Does an Intake Manifold Gasket Last?
The only way that a car will be able to run as intended is when it has the right air and fuel mixture. With all of the components on a car...
How Long Does an Oil Cooler Adapter Gasket Last?
There are a number of gaskets on an engine and each of them performs a specific purpose. For most car owners, their gaskets are not something that they think about...
How Long Does an Oil Pump Cover Gasket Last?
In order for the oil in your car to get to where it needs to go, it will need the right amount of pressure. There are a number of different...
How Long Does an Oil Pan Gasket Last?
Maintaining a car is a bit easier said than done to all of the parts that are contained within your engine. One of the things that helps to keep the parts...
How Long Does an Exhaust Manifold Gasket Last?
Your exhaust manifold requires a seal between the cylinder head and the exhaust manifold. This seal is called the exhaust manifold gasket, and is an incredibly hard-working part. The exhaust manifold...
How to Use Engine Block Sealer to Repair a Head Gasket Leak
Head gasket leaks occur when engines overheat and can be costly to repair. Engine block sealer can be a quick and easy alternative for minor cases.
How to Replace a Head Gasket
The cylinder head gasket is a seal located between the engine block and cylinder head assembly. An in-line engine design will have one cylinder head as the cylinders...
How to Troubleshoot and Replace a Leaking Valve Cover Gasket
Valve cover gasket leaks usually start when not much oil leaves the engine. It should be repaired before it causes serious damage and costly repairs.
How to Replace an Intake Manifold Gasket
The intake manifold gaskets fail when coolant is leaking, the engine overheats, or the engine misfires or has reduced performance.
How to Replace an Oil Filter Housing Gasket on Most Cars
Oil filter housing gaskets fail when the oil light is on, there is oil visibly dripping from the filter, or oil pressure is lower than normal.

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Can gasket cover leak. Can this make the car struggle or jump/ jerk when driving?
Hello. Yes, if the valve cover gasket is leaking, oil can leak down into the recesses where the spark plugs live, soak the rubber boots from the coil, and cause the plugs to misfire. If severe, considerable misfiring and stalling...
Failed inspection
From what you've described, I believe your exhaust manifold may be leaking. If you have a leak in 1 then 2 will not have the proper flow in it. You may want to replace the exhaust manifold and gaskets to...
I was told my water pump housing gasket is what's leaking . But it's not near the water pump.
Hi, thanks for writing in. Once the cooling system is pressure tested, you may see that the intake manifold is leaking from the coolant crossover tube for the intake, or the intake gasket is leaking. The intakes that have the...
I was told to change my valve gasket and valve cover. Should I?
Hi, thanks for writing in. Five years is a bit on the early side to have a leaking valve cover gasket. The labor time is 3 hours to replace that gasket and YourMechanic typically charges around $400 (part and labor)...
My car just spatters and shuts down while driving...I have changed gasket, fuel pump, spark plugs but it still failing.
Hello and thanks for your question. With your vehicle cutting off during driving and sputters when driving there could be a few things wrong. I don't know what gasket you replaced, but replacing the fuel pump and spark plugs are...
A lot of smoke coming from the car. What's the issue?
Hi, thanks for writing in. If you have smoke being emitted from your vehicle, it is likely due to a fluid that is leaking and landing onto a hot surface such as the exhaust. Typically when smoke comes from under...
Car won't start after doing valve cover job.
Hi there. From the description you have provided, something was reassembled incorrectly. Not replacing the upper intake (plenum) gaskets should not have caused the vehicle's no start condition. Once that you have the plenum removed, carefully inspect all the components...
Do I need to replace the timing chain tensioner cover gasket?
This would depend on the severity of the oil leak. If the oil leak is fast, I would recommend having this issue resolved as soon as possible to prevent any damage to your engine. The labor charges likely high due...
A light came on. Thought it was a head gasket, got it fixed but it broke again got gas convertion what you think wrong and how muc
There are many reasons a Check Engine Light may come on. If the head gasket were the problem, it would likely cause the car to overheat and potentially not start. I would suggest checking the oil to see if you...
I have oil leaking from my car I had a estimate done on it last week and told me to replace the whole crankshaft.
Hi there. With a car of this age, it should be highly unlikely that the car would need the crankshaft replaced as this is typically something that does not fail unless under catastrophic conditions. There are a number of places...
Oil burning
Hello. Oil can only get in to the cylinder one of two ways. Oil can get past the piston rings from worn or seized rings on the pistons. There is even a possibility of broken rings. The other way oil...
Intake manifold gasket preventive maintance
Hello. If the vehicle runs well and does not have any leaks then it may not be necessary, however, at 180k miles it would not be a bad idea to replace the intake manifold gaskets, especially if you plan on...
I'm trying to install rear main gasket
Hi there. The problem with replacing the rear main oil seal on a Jeep inline 6 is how delicate the process can be. Most professional mechanics do this job by removing the engine; giving them plenty of clearance so they...
I have a 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora, and I was wandering how hard is it to replace a exhaust manifold gasket ?
Hi. The exhaust manifold gasket can be a tricky job to do because the exhaust manifold bolts and studs break. If you do not have the right tools it is very hard to get the broken studs out of the...
The car turns over but will not fire...
Hello there, many different faults could cause your 1999 Subaru Legacy to not start after the cylinder head rebuild. There are a few common problems that could cause it to not start such as a connector left unplugged, timing that...
Over heating but water is flowing through radiator
Hi there, there are a number of things that can cause a vehicle to overheat. The water flowing through the radiator can be a little misleading. Here is a list of possible causes: Thermostat Water pump Clogged radiator. Inside...
Engine oil leak
Hi there: There are several oil lines, gaskets and seals near the front passenger side of the vehicle that could be causing the oil leak, including the crankshaft seal, or oil cooler lines. It's also possible that the oil that...
How to check which (valve/head)gasket is not working& what is the price to fix head gasket ?
The problems you describe (leaking radiator, overheating) often lead to a "blown" or leaking head gasket. For your vehicle, there is only 1 head gasket, which would need to be replaced. This is in addition to any failure of the...
The motor is sucking a lot of air from the plastic valve cover
The pcv valve may be stuck open or fell part inside causing excessive suction in the engine and high idles. Have the crankcase ventilation system checked for problems.
Leak from Manifold
You are correct. The most likely cause of an intake manifold leak, is gasket failure. These gaskets fail for a number of reasons and can be swapped out in a day. The majority of the process is removing the manifold...

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