Blown Head Gasket Repair for All Cars
The head gasket is one of the most important components in a vehicle, and when it fails it can cause damage to your car’s engine. If you have just heard the words, “blown head gasket” from your mechanic, or you suspect you have this problem, you are probably seeing dollar signs (or are considering buying a bike).
While a blown head gasket is an important issue, it doesn’t have to be a very expensive one to fix or cause serious stress. With the help from Thermagasket Plus, your blown head gasket repair can be easy, quick and affordable.
What is a Head Gasket?
The head gasket is a long flat metal piece with large holes that lives between the engine block and cylinder head. It seals the combustion chamber and allows your car to build and maintain proper compression while containing exhaust gases in order to protect your engine’s efficiency. The head gasket also prevents coolant and oil from getting into the combustion chamber and inside the correct cylinders.
What Causes Blown Head Gaskets?
The head gasket has the important job of creating a seal between the engine block and cylinder head, sealing very hot, high-pressure combustion gases and engine coolant. With a wide variety of temperatures to deal with, head gaskets can age and develop leaks over time.
Engine overheating is one of the most common causes of blown head gaskets. The metal on the engine block and head expands beyond its limits, pinching the head gasket to the point of failure. Other common causes of blown head gaskets are engine pre-ignition and detonation. Internal combustion occurring in the cylinders is supposed to happen with both of the valves closed and with the piston at the top of the power stroke. When internal combustion does not occur in this manner, it puts extra strain on the valves, pistons and head gasket.
How Do You Know if You Have a Blown Head Gasket?
The location of the head gasket doesn’t make it easy to see if there is anything wrong with it. There are some telltale symptoms, however, that can alert you that something isn’t right with the head gasket and it needs blown head gasket repair.
The signs of a blown head gasket are:
- Loss of compression and torque
- Coolant leaking externally from below the exhaust manifold
- White smoke from the exhaust pipe
- Bubbles in the radiator or coolant overflow tank
- Engine overheating
- White, milky oil
- Cooling system loses pressure when pressurized
If you notice any of these signs, it is best to drive your vehicle as little as possible and plan for blown head gasket repair as soon as you can.
Quick, Easy and Low Cost Blown Head Gasket Repair with Thermagasket Plus
Thermagasket Plus products made for blown head gasket repair give you the tools you need to fix your head gasket, no professional mechanic needed. The Head and Block Treatment Kit features a two-part ceramic-fiber, elemental carbon and iron metallic alloy compound which seals blown head gaskets and cracked heads and blocks in engines.
Thermagasket Plus comes with a base and a catalyst to fix your blown head gasket and form a new seal. It works by forming a perfect high-temperature seal after coming into contact with hot temperatures that are the result of a compromised head gasket seal, or a cracked head or block. Once the seal is formed, the heat is deflected away from the Thermagasket patch and the hot spot is eliminated.