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What does it mean when your head gasket blows and our heads warp?

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The head is where the spark plugs screw into, it also has coolant running thru them to keep them cool and the valves are installed there also which open and close to let fuel in and exhaust out, so sometimes if your car gets hot like running out of anti freeze it will cause the head to warp or crack and loose the seal between the head and the motor block which is called a head gasket. so a new head and gasket is required to fix, hope this helps, get a quote on repairs this can be expensive.

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In most cases yes the head(s) does warp, but head gaskets do leak without the head or heads being warped, have seen it both ways, it really depends on how hot the engine got.

Posted on Mar 16, 2011

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