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What Is a Head Gasket Leak?

What Is a Head Gasket Leak?

A head gasket is a critical seal in your engine. If it's leaking, your engine could overheat and damage can occur. A head gasket leak is an issue that definitely needs to be taken care of as soon as possible. Learn about what head gasket leak is, the causes, and the symptoms.   What Is a Head Gasket Leak? A head gasket leak is a leak in the engine block, and drivers can sometimes only detect it by an unusual level of coolant consumption. Most drivers will know about a head gasket leak when the engine overheats, and they observe that bubbles are coming from the overflow tube or radiator.   What Does a Head Gasket Do? A head gasket is a critical part of your engine that prevents oil from leaking into your coolant and vice versa. The head gasket also seals the combustion chamber and prevents air from escaping into the cooling system or water leaking into the gas tank. If you have a leaky head gasket, you can either replace it or have i ... read more

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