Cylinder Head Gasket
The Cylinder Head Gasket is a critical component that is fitted between the engine block and its cylinder heads. Its main purpose is to ensure that the coolant or the engine oil does not leak into the cylinders. Any stray substances leaking into the cylinder would cause an adverse effect on the efficiency of your engine, as such the cylinder head gasket is the most important sealing that your car has.
The head gaskets are usually made from multiple layers steel which consists of three solid steel sheets. The contact faces are coated with an adhesive to keep the gasket attached to the cylinder block and head. The central layer is a thick layer of steel sandwiched between the outer layers. Cylinder gaskets are also constructed from a solid sheet of copper that is "o-ringed" to ensure that the gasket is fitted securely around the cylinder head.
A leaky/damaged gasket is detrimental to your car's engine power and overall efficiency, and should be replaced immediately. As the engine's combustion chamber requires the right amount of pressure and oil/fuel mixture to attain its full efficiency, any extraneous liquid (coolant or engine oil) or air will cause an imbalance in the conditions within the combustion chamber, causing the engine to fail or lose power. If you find that your engine coolant level is consistently low or if your engine is constantly overheating, it is a possible indication of a blown cylinder head gasket. At Buy Auto Parts we stock a wide variety of cylinder head gaskets for every car make and model.
We have genuine OEM replacements and premium aftermarket parts. All our car parts are thoroughly tested and come with a warranty. To view the parts that fit your vehicle, select the right year, make and model of your car on our online catalog. At Buy Auto Parts you will find high-quality cylinder head gaskets at unbeatable prices, and free shipping. If you have any questions about our car parts, call our toll-free support line or email us at [email protected].