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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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Blown head gasket
Without seeing the vehicle it would be hard to know if it is worth the repairs. I would recommend having a complete vehicle inspection to see if the vehicle only needs a head gasket and does not have more major...
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i have a 1997 gmc conversion van and i have white smoke coming from my tail pipe my temperature gage reads over the hot meter does
If you have white smoke from exhaust and overheating and losing coolant then the head gaskets or heads are leaking coolant into the combustion chambers and will need to have the heads removed and replace the gaskets and inspect heads...
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What is the cylinder head torque for 2013 chrysler 200 2.4l
Here is a link for the complete directions for replacing the (head gasket with torques). [https://www.dropbox.com/s/k11gxygi1ldqqxr/2013%20chry%20200%20head%20gasket.pdf?dl=0]
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Will a 05 chevy 5.3 head fix on 08 5.3 block?
The cylinder heads should be interchangeable on these two years.
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I have a 94 buick lesabre and the engine has a slight knock and it has white smoke coming out of engine also disconnected pos and.
You should never disconnect the battery while running or it can spike the computer and alternator and damage them. The white smoke is coolant getting into engine from a leaking intake manifold or head gasket leaking. Check upper intake seals...

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