When to Use Steel Shim Head Gaskets?

Answer A car's engine block houses the vital performance area for combustion and the movement of the pistons. A head gasket is necessary to seal the block together to prevent leaks, but may require steel ... Read More »

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Problems With Head Gaskets & Manifold Gaskets?

The head gasket seals the smooth surfaces between the head and the engine block, and the intake manifold gasket seals the surfaces between the engine and manifold. These gaskets can create addition... Read More »

How to Fix the Head Gaskets on a Subaru 2.5?

Fixing the head gaskets on a Subaru 2.5 liter engine is a challenging task. It should only be undertaken if you have considerable experience working on cars and have a full set of automotive tools,... Read More »

How to Test for Bad Head Gaskets?

The head gasket is located between the engine block and cylinder head. It seals the engine cylinders so coolant does not leak into the engine. It also promotes maximum compression of its combustion... Read More »

Why Do Head Gaskets Blow?

The head gasket is made from a cork, metal or plastic material that sits between the engine head and block. With internal combustion engines, the gasket functions to maintain compression in the are... Read More »