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How Long Does an Oil Cooler Adapter Gasket Last?

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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 until one of them begins to malfunction. Most of the gaskets on a car are either there to keep oil or coolant from getting out. This means that when one of them begins to leak, it will be imperative that you get a quick fix. The oil cooler adapter gasket is among the most important gaskets that you have on your car. When the engine is ran, this gasket will have to work to keep the oil from inside of the oil cooler from getting.

For the most part, the gaskets on a car are intended to last as long as the engine will. There are different materials that the gaskets can be made out of. Among the most commonly used materials is rubber, but some of the oil cooler gaskets are made from a high grade cork material. The rubber gaskets will usually last a lot longer than the cork variety due to the tendency that the cork has to break apart. Regardless of what the gasket is made from, it is important that you keep an eye on it to ensure it is working properly.

Having a leaky gasket around your oil cooler can create a lot of problems for a car owner. The longer that a leaky gasket goes without the proper repairs, the more damage it can do to the engine due to the oil that it lets out. Running a car low on oil can lead to damages to the internal parts of the car. Before this type of damage occurs, you will have to find the right professionals to diagnose and fix the issues you are having with your oil cooler gasket.

When this gasket is leaking, you may start to notice a few warning signs and here are some of them:

  • There is oil leaking from around the oil cooler
  • The Low Oil Light is on
  • The car is beginning to run hot on a regular basis

When having this gasket replaced, you will need to make sure that the highest quality replacement parts are use.

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