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What Are the Symptoms of a Blown Head Gasket?

What Are the Symptoms of a Blown Head Gasket?

You’ve probably heard the term “blown head gasket” before, but what does it mean? These words tend to frighten drivers because the repairs are labor-intensive and costly. Those two things are not something car owners want to hear when they’re at the auto repair shop. Read on to learn more about what a head gasket does, what the symptoms of a blown one are, and how you can prevent it from happening. What Does the Head Gasket Do Your vehicle’s engine is divided into two parts: the cylinder block and the cylinder head. The division between the two is where the head gasket sits. The head gasket is made to seal the pressure in and prevent coolant and motor oil from mixing together. The head gasket must withstand high pressure and temperatures.   As you know, your engine operates at extremely high temperatures. When your engine overheats, it can cause the head gasket to blow. Because the cylinder head gasket keeps the coolant contained, a blown head gas ... read more