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How to Replace a Head Gasket
The cylinder head gasket is a seal located between the engine block...
What Is the Purpose of Engine Gaskets?
Engine gaskets work as seals to maintain pressure, hold fluids, and prevent debris from entering the engine. Gaskets are vital for engine performance.
What Is the Purpose of Engine Gaskets?
Engine gaskets work as seals to maintain pressure, hold fluids, and prevent debris from entering the engine. Gaskets are vital for engine performance.
What Is the Purpose of Engine Gaskets?
Engine gaskets work as seals to maintain pressure, hold fluids, and prevent debris from entering the engine. Gaskets are vital for engine performance.
What Is the Purpose of Engine Gaskets?
Engine gaskets work as seals to maintain pressure, hold fluids, and prevent debris from entering the engine. Gaskets are vital for engine performance.
What Is the Purpose of Engine Gaskets?
Engine gaskets work as seals to maintain pressure, hold fluids, and prevent debris from entering the engine. Gaskets are vital for engine performance.
What Is the Purpose of Engine Gaskets?
Engine gaskets work as seals to maintain pressure, hold fluids, and prevent debris from entering the engine. Gaskets are vital for engine performance.
What Is the Purpose of Engine Gaskets?
Engine gaskets work as seals to maintain pressure, hold fluids, and prevent debris from entering the engine. Gaskets are vital for engine performance.
What Is the Purpose of Engine Gaskets?
Engine gaskets work as seals to maintain pressure, hold fluids, and prevent debris from entering the engine. Gaskets are vital for engine performance.
What Is the Purpose of Engine Gaskets?
Engine gaskets work as seals to maintain pressure, hold fluids, and prevent debris from entering the engine. Gaskets are vital for engine performance.
What Is the Purpose of Engine Gaskets?
Engine gaskets work as seals to maintain pressure, hold fluids, and prevent debris from entering the engine. Gaskets are vital for engine performance.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Valve Cover Gasket
Common signs of a faulty gasket include a burning oil smell, dirty valve cover, oil leaks, low engine oil, and a rough-running engine that misfires.
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.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Timing Belt
Common signs include a ticking noise coming from the engine, an engine that won't turn over, engine misfires, and oil leaking in front of the motor.
How to Replace an Oil Pan Gasket
Car oil pan gaskets keep oil from leaking out of your car. Check your oil pan gasket at each oil change to maintain correct engine oil levels.
How To Replace An Exhaust Manifold Gasket
Exhaust manifold gaskets seal gaps to keep exhaust fumes out of the emissions system, as well as reduce engine noise and improve fuel efficiency.
How to Replace a Differential Gasket
Differential gaskets seals the differential housing and protects the rear-end gears and axles from exposure to the elements.
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.
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.

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Water in the oil
I wouldn’t condemn the head gaskets just yet. Intake manifold gaskets are a common failure item on your Chevy's engine. When they fail, they can leak externally, or internally, or both. When they leak internally, coolant gets into the oil....
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Water in oil
Hello. If the engine has never been overheated then it is typically caused by a failing intake manifold gasket. This is very common on this engine. In order to determine what the issue is, a mechanic would typically do a...
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Valve cover gasket replacement.
The engine in this vehicle is a DOHC 4.6 liter engine. The replacement of the valve cover gaskets require the mechanic to be at a mid level of experience or lesser experienced mechanic using the proper manual for the repair....
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Truck overheats
Hello. You did not specify the mileage of your vehicle but if the thermostat is not changed around every 60,000 miles it may cause overheating. Thermostat replacement is considered routined maintenance just like brakes or oil changes. I would recommend...
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Transmission leak
The pan is the most common leak area on these transmissions, but it would need to be inspected to see if the case, or filter, is the cause of the leak. If you are low on fluid, I recommend that...
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Ticking sound from engine
Ticking is usually valve train related. Your engine has hydraulic lifters, they are self adjusting. One thing that can go wrong is the rocker stud can pull out of the head. They are pressed in originally. Check the nuts have...
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Possible blown head gasket
The engine overheating erratically is the first thing that comes to mind. Other problems like hoses, radiator or heater core bursting or leaking all of a sudden. The extra pressure from combustion pressure entering the cooling system causes this. Continuous...
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Overheating problem
Hello there, thank you for asking about your 1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais. With the other items replaced and a continued overheating situation, you may want to consider replacing the coolant water pump. Any time a vehicle overheats, it is a...
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Oil is leaking onto the spark plugs
Oil on the spark plugs can come from a failed seal, or it can come from a failed valve cover gasket. The spark plug well seals you are referring to can be changed. It is a slightly lengthy process to...
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Oil in coolant
First, you have to determine if it is engine oil or transmission fluid. If you have an automatic transmission, then there is a heat exchanger in your radiator. Transmission fluid runs there in two hoses. If it cracks, you will...
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My car is running hot
I would recommend checking for smoke coming from your exhaust. Since you are not able to find a leak and you are positive that the coolant is not mixing with the oil, it is very likely that your engine is...
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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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Head gaskets leaking
These engines, if turbocharged, can have various problems; the system over-boosted and blew the head gaskets, or the engine overheated and warped the heads, causing the gaskets to leak. Either way, this may have damaged the heads, so the repair...
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Head gaskets
The majority of the top end of the motor will in fact need to come apart in order to replace head gaskets. However, this would not necessarily be true for replacing only the timing belt.
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Head gasket leak
Hello. Leaks, especially from the head gasket, are problematic because they can lead to overheating and engine damage. This is something that you will want to take care of sooner or later. I would recommend having a technician locate the...
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Head gasket blown
Hi there. Common signs of a blown head gasket are: overheating, thick white smoke from the tail pipe, milky liquid in the oil cap or radiator cap, or loss of coolant. If you need assistance with an inspection or replacement...
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Engine oil leak
Hello there, thank you for asking about your 2007 Mercury Mountaineer. This is a fairly common issue on many cars. Your car is equipped with a V-8 motor which has two separate "sides" of the motor where the cylinder heads...
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Cranks but won't start
Hello there, thank you for asking about your 2004 Chevrolet Impala. Your car has a leak which has to be pinpointed and repaired. If by chance the leak is in the head gasket, the head gasket will have to be...
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Coolant leak.
Hi, some of these engine cylinder heads were manufactured with a machining flaw that will leak coolant on the right side of the cylinder head. A coolant pressure test of the head will need to be done to verify the...
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Car running rough.
Hi there. If the car is showing a code it would truly help to know what the code is. If the car was running fine prior to the gaskets being installed and it is running rough now then it is...

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