Head Gasket

Sometimes you don’t have to overheat your car to blow the head gasket. Sometimes the cooling system will pressurise and blow all the coolant out for no apparent reason. One reason that this can happen is that antifreeze changes have been neglected and the corrosion inhitor in the coolant can no longer do its job. Here the cylinder head gasket has corroded away allowing pressure to blow out past the gasket, the blackened area can be plainly seen where blow by has been occuring.Sometimes you don’t have to overheat your car to blow the head gasket. Sometimes the cooling system will pressurise and blow all the coolant out for no apparent reason. One reason that this can happen is that antifreeze changes have been neglected and the corrosion inhitor in the coolant can no longer do its job. Here the cylinder head gasket has corroded away allowing pressure to blow out past the gasket, the blackened area can be plainly seen where blow by has been occuring.

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