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Head Gasket Common Faults and Replacement

What is it?

A head gasket is a gasket that sits between the engine block and cylinder head(s) in an internal combustion engine.

Where is it located?

The head gasket sits between the engine block and cylinder head.

Indicators of faults:

Coolant leaking externally from below the exhaust manifold.
White smoke from the exhaust pipe.
Overheating engine.
Bubbles in the radiator or coolant overflow tank.
White milky oil.
Significant loss of coolant with no visible leaks.

Common Faults:

Blown head gasket.

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