Head Gasket Repairs

Head skimming/gasket replacement

Choose Auto Jobbs for affordable head skimming and/or head gasket repair or replacement. We are over at Herne Common, next to Wildwood, between Herne Bay and Canterbury.

Head Gasket Replacement Head Skimming Herne Bay

The head gasket is the component located between the head of the engine and the engines block. Head gaskets exist to seal the gap between the cylinder head and the engine block. The head gasket should maintain that seal to be able to avoid leakage between the cylinder head and the engine block while it is under compression. So, therefore its purpose is to seal the cylinders to ensure maximum compression.

Like any sealing component, the head gasket can suffer from failure. This can be due to the high combustion and compression that is present between the head and block. Common symptoms with head gasket failure may include: Oil in the coolant, coolant foaming, coolant gargling, pressure build up in the cooling system before optimum temperature has been met, white smoke from the tail pipe, poor running and over heating. these are just a few to mention.

If you find that you may be experiencing any of these symptoms, it might be a good time to seriously consider replacing the head gasket. If the head gasket is bad and you just continue to ignore it, the chances are you may experience further problems which may even result in complete engine failure.

In addition to replacing the head gasket, it is sometimes required/good practice to have the engine’s head skimmed, which will bring the face of the cylinder head back to new, clearing any imperfections.

Call Auto Jobbs if you are experiencing blown head gasket symptoms on: 01227 637941 or 07916280340


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