Signs of a blown head gasket include engine misfire, motor overheating, and oil in the coolant or coolant in the oil. A blown head gasket does not necessarily manifest all of these symptoms. More » Vehicles Car Parts & Maintenance Engine

Engine overheating is the number one cause of head gasket failures, according to Mobil Oil. The cylinder head and engine block expands beyond acceptable limits while overheating, which leads to head gasket pinching. Impr... More » Technology

A blown head gasket has several symptoms that include overheating, cloudy oil mixture and white smoke blowing from the tailpipe. Once the head gasket is blown it will need to be replaced. However, there are commercial pr... More » Vehicles Car Parts & Maintenance
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