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BLOWN HEAD GASKET
The most common mechanical problem we receive regarding non-working vehicles is a blown head gasket. The head gasket sits between the engine block and cylinder head in an internal combustion engine. The purpose of a head gasket is to seal the cylinders to ensure maximum compression and avoid leakage of coolant and oil into the cylinders. Power reduction and white smoke are two of the results seen when a head gasket is blown. The biggest mistake people make is to keep driving the vehicle which increases the amount of damage to the engine.
Why does it cost so much to fix a blow head gasket? The majority of the cost will be labor as it requires pulling the engine apart to replace the gasket. Oftentimes people call and tell us that it only cost ______ to purchase a new head gasket. I always have to explain the depth of labor involved and that the average person does not have the tools nor the know how to replace the head gasket.
A mechanic must remove the cylinder head from the engine block to expose the head gasket. Once exposed, the mechanic will look for damage to the head and block to determine the cause of the blown head gasket. Upon inspection, he will clean and brush the surface to remove any debris. Then, the head gasket is replaced and the engine put back together. So, next time you purchase a vehicle, be sure to thoroughly research the pros and cons of what goes wrong mechanically with the vehicle. If you have a vehicle that has a blown-head gasket, please call us if you find out that the cost to repair the vehicle, including the labor of the mechanic, is more than the car is worth.
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