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WHY DO THE HEAD GASKETS GO IN THESE CARS? WONT STARS, WATER BUBBLING OUT OF RADIATOR.CANT FIND A 2.4 ENGINE.

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The head gasket go in these cars because of what they call "dissimilar metals" all that means is you have an aluminum cylinder head and cast iron block. the problem is, the both expand and contract at different rates when driving and cooling down. and sometimes this actually creates the gasket to fail over time..there is a revised gasket you can get right from the dealership. its un upgraded head gasket..and if you can't find a 2.4L engine, check a local auto wreckers...

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The head gaskets, as well as all other gaskets have to be put in, because of the manufacturing process. When engines were made completely of cast iron, they still had gaskets in them. The main block is machined one way and the head or heads are machined in a different way. A 327 engine and a 350 engine both use the same block but, the heads are different. Also, without the gaskets, you would have water and oil leaking out of their passages and into each other as well as out of the engine.

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