Gaskit - How to Repair a Head Gasket
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How it works:
First, GASK-IT begin’s to mesh together almost instantly within the crack or the hole building a seal to stop the coolant leak
GASK-IT then seal’s and blocks the leak, creating a powerful and permanent seal which can stand up to the high pressures of your vehicle’s combustion chamber!
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Back pressure refers to pressure opposed to the desired flow of a fluid in a confined place such as a pipe. It is often caused by obstructions or tight bends in the confinement vessel along which it is moving, such as piping or air vents.
Blown Head Gasket
A blown head gasket is a gasket that has a break between the opening for the cylinder and an opening for the coolant. The coolant will leak into the combustion chamber. The first indication is a loss in coolant and white smoke out the exhaust.
Exhaust gas is emitted as a result of the combustion of fuels such as petrol or diesel. Depending on the engine-type, it is discharged into the atmosphere through an exhaust pipe.
This is the test that tells you if your engine has good compression.
If your car is failing to hold water for long, check the radiator and all the hoses then see if the freeze plugs are still intact.
A cylinder head is the end cover of a cylinder in an internal combustion engine.
A glow plug is a heating device to warm diesel to aid the starting of diesel engines.
A head gasket is a gasket that sits between the engine block and cylinder head(s) in an internal combustion engine.
The heater matrix (heat exchanger) is a small radiator made up of a network of small pipes through which the coolant runs and which heats up. A fan blows air through the network of pipes and warms the air which enters the cabin.
An injector is a nozzle and valve through which fuel is “injected” into a combustion chamber.
A radiator is the part of the engine cooling system where excess combustion heat is lost by means of forced convection using a circulating liquid such as water or water/glycol to affect heat transfer.
A radiator cap is a pressure cap that controls the amount of coolant that is dispensed or removed into your overflow tank. A radiator cap that is not secure can force your vehicle to not cool in a correct manner.
A spark plug is a device for firing the explosive mixture in an internal combustion engine.
A warped head could cause oil and coolant to leak out of the engine or into adjacent cylinders, causing your engine to smoke.
A water pump is a pump in the cooling system of a car that causes the water to circulate.