Main Components of Cylinder Heads & Their Function?

Answer The cylinder head is located at the top of the engine block. Made from aluminum or iron, it seals the piston chambers, ensuring adequate pressure within them. The first engines using this technolog... Read More »

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How to Test Cylinder Heads?

The cylinder head sits on top of the cylinder and forms the top part of the combustion chamber. It carries the exhaust and intake valves. The valves have to close completely or the engine will lose... Read More »

Purpose of Cylinder Heads?

The short-block is your engine's largest and most basic sub-assembly, and is composed of the engine block, crankshaft, rods and pistons. The cylinder head (or heads, on a V-configured engine) tops ... Read More »

How to Replace Cylinder Heads?

Removing the cylinder head is necessary if you need to rebuild or install a replacement. Every engine model differs in the specific steps required to remove the head. Besides, every manufacturer re... Read More »

How to Repair Cylinder Heads?

Your car broke its timing belt, or has a bad head gasket, and you want to rebuild the cylinder head while it is off the vehicle. You might also take this step as a preventative maintenance measure ... Read More »