A leaking head gasket can cause a lot of problems with your car. The biggest problem caused by a leaking head gasket is the loss of coolant. Whether the leak is external, causing a water leak into your engine bay, or internal, causing coolant to be pulled into your combustion chamber, losing coolant can lead to a dangerous situation in your vehicle. A low coolant level can lead to your engine overheating which can quickly cause a lot of damage.
A leaking head gasket can also cause problems with your motor as coolant is drawn into the combustion chamber. Burning coolant can foul your spark plugs, and pooled coolant when your motor is off will quickly cause rust and corrosion on your cylinder walls and piston rings which can lower your compression and cause long term engine damage.
Driving with a leaking head gasket can also cause further damage to your engine block or head. If your head gasket is damaged enough to allow a leak, then the leaking water and pressure can erode the metal of your head and engine block at the leak point. Also, the abnormal temperature gradients around the leak point can cause warping of the block and head. All of these factors can lead to permanent damage of the metal components in your engine. If your engine block or cylinder heads are damaged from your head gasket leak, then that will significantly increase the cost of repairs.
If you catch a leaking head gasket early on and choose to replace the head gaskets, often you can simply replace the head gaskets and reinstall the cylinder head as is. If a leak is allowed to continue and the head or block gets eroded or warped then you will need to do a significant amount of machine work to repair the block or heads, or replace them. Replacement and machine work can be an extremely expensive process and double or triple the costs of replacing your head gaskets.
If you are forced to drive with a leaking head gasket the most important thing you can do is keep a close eye on your coolant level and temperature gauge to make sure your engine doesn’t overheat. If your engine overheats it can quickly make your head gasket leak worse as well as damage other components in your engine.
Luckily, you shouldn’t have to be forced to drive with a leaking head gasket. Head gasket repair doesn’t have to be an extremely expensive repair and doesn’t have to leave your car in the shop for weeks. BlueDevil Head Gasket Sealer is an inexpensive and easy to use solution for your vehicle. BlueDevil Head Gasket Sealer is a non-particulate chemical sealing agent that can bond to cast iron, steel and aluminum so it can seal your head gasket leak no matter what type of engine you have. Also, it has the ability to seal leaks due to blown head gaskets even if there is erosion or warping present in your head or block near the leak! Since BlueDevil Head Gasket Sealer is not a particulate sealing agent it won’t clog or harm any other area of your engine and will create a permanent repair at the leak point allowing you to continue driving your vehicle like normal.
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