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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.

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I've got a 04 Sebring leaking oil out of the bottom of the head and there's oil on the plugs. The coolant and oil have not mixed!
The oil leaks should be pinpointed in a leak diagnostic. If oil is leaking at the head gasket, the head has to be removed but prior to placement of a new gasket the head and block have to be very...
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Need estimate on blown head gasket repair for 1996 s10 4.3 v6
Head gasket replacement sometimes requires machine shop work. If the head and block are not flat within an incredibly tiny tolerance (often .002 inches), it's a waste of time to replace the gasket as it will just leak anew. So,...
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What is the average cost for a valve and piston rod replacement job. I thought it was the lifter but now they say its valve.
The cost depends on the amount of damage and is quite literally impossible to even guess at without physically removing the parts and determing exactly what parts have to be replaced. It is not just a simple matter of taking...
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Hello, i had my head gasket repaired and after 8 months it has started making white smoke come from exhaust again and I can smell
Hello, thank you for writing in. With white smoke coming from the exhaust, the smell of coolant, and the (very likely although unmentioned) lowering of the coolant level, it is quite apparent that the coolant is making its way passed...
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What's wrong when the starts and runs than starts sputtering and the car smells like burnt oil
You need to check the oil and coolant to see if the coolant is low and oil is contaminated with coolant. This engine is known to have intake manifold coolant leaks into the engine and the head gaskets leak coolant....
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How much to fix blown head gasket
The 1998 Firebird came with different engines and each one the repair is different. Since you say you have a blown head gasket, do you know why it overheated to blow the head gasket in the first place? You may...
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How long does Bars Head Gasket sealer last for ?
The BARS head gasket cooling system sealer is one of the best on the market. It does not always seal all the leaks but in your case it may. I have seen it last a day and other times a...
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Car overheated on highway then died while I was coasting it to a stop.
Hello, thanks for writing in. While the cracked radiator and head gasket can be related, you are more concerned with the extend of the damage to the engine. The head gasket and radiator can be replaced, but the interior of...
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Car not overheating but I have coolant boiling in the reservoir tank. I have to add about a quart of coolant to the radiator ever
If you are getting low on coolant and have bubbles going into the overflow bottle then you most likely have a blown head gasket. It does not always put out smoke from tailpipe. You will need to have system pressure...
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How do i tell the diffrence between bad head or bad head gaskets in my 1991 ford explorer 4.0 4x4
If your engine overheats and head starts leaking coolant it is most likely from the head warped and fluid leaks past the cylinder head gasket. You would need to remove the heads to have a machine shop check for cracks...
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2008 Dodge 3500 6.7L diesel- replaced water pump and radiator hose but now losing water and overheating with no obvious leaks.
If you are still overheating and loosing coolant with no external leaks found when pressure tested then the most likely cause is a leaking head gasket or cracked head for when it was overheated before.
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Toyota 7afe. Replaced cyl head with VRS kit. Runs but pushes oil out cam cover/cam seal. Only 60psi in cyl 2, 3. 180psi in 1,4
I would first re-visit the valve adjustment. If any of the valves on the low cylinders are just a little bit too tight, it can give you low compression. Let's hope that is what it is because any other solution...
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Hello, Dave I have a 2006 mercury mariner it just started as of last week releasing thick smoke from the exhaust I'm no profession
The head gaskets along with the cylinder heads may be cracked if you overheated the engine bad. The costs will vary depending on the problems found after the heads are removed.
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Car won’t start. It had problems overheating at first. Then something popped and water came out. I don’t know what’s wrong with it
This sounds like you started off with the coolant getting low due to a leak and then it got worse when overheated and blew the head gasket causing the misfire and no starting from coolant getting inside cylinders. You will...
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My car overheats and I have no heat - 2004 impala.
Hi there. Check the radiator and see if its plugged up. A plugged radiator will stop the flow of the coolant to and from the engine and cause the engine to overheat. If the radiator is working fine by having...
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No thermostat new water pump still overheating
Running an engine without the thermostat can cause the engine to overheat due to the coolant passes through the engine too fast and will not let the coolant absorb the heat from the engine. If you reinstall a new thermostat...
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My car was driving just fine and all of a sudden it started bubbling and the temp was at the 'H'. Then it started smoking and leaking.
Hi there. There are 4 different areas on your engine to check for the cause of the engine to overheat. Areas To Check The thermostat sticking shut The radiator plugging up or something is in the radiator The water...
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engine overheating.
Hi there. When an engine is overheating your would need to check the coolant to see if its low or not the correct temperature rating. If the coolant is good and rated to the maximum temperature, then the radiator could...
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White sweet smelling smoke out the exhaust and a little cooler dripping front front
White, sweet smelling smoke coming out of the exhaust means you're burning coolant. It could be that an intake gasket is leaking in a place where coolant can be drawn into the engine. Or it could be that a head...

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