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Cylinder Head Repairs and Common Faults

What is it?

The end cover of a cylinder in an internal-combustion engine, against which the piston compresses the cylinder’s contents.

Where is it located?

The cylinder head sits above the cylinders on top of the cylinder block.

Indicators of faults:

Symptoms of a cracked cylinder head are identical to those of a blown head gasket and include engine misfires, leaking oil that drains from the engine and the seemingly unexplained presence of coolant fluid in engine oil.

Common faults:

Cylinder heads cracking.

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