Cylinder Head Gasket Sets
The Cylinder Head Gasket Sets are important components of the engine combustion chamber. They are mounted between the engine block and cylinder heads. The function of a cylinder head gasket is to prevent the coolant or engine oil from entering the cylinders, while ensuring maximum compression. In newer vehicles, the engine blocks and cylinder heads are constructed using iron and aluminum, respectively. Since these metals expand and contract at different rates, an uneven stress occurs. The cylinder head gasket allows the two metals to move such that the friction caused by the movement does not damage the gasket.
The cylinder head gasket also allows heat to be evenly distributed in all parts of the engine by allowing the heat to move freely between the engine block and the cylinder head. Some gaskets affect the compression ratio of the engine. Thicker and thinner gaskets decrease and increase the compression ratios, respectively. Modern gaskets are made of three layers of steel and the contact faces are usually coated with an adhesive. Gaskets are also constructed using asbestos, graphite or a solid sheet of copper.
A bad cylinder head gasket will cause a decrease in pressure inside the engine combustion chamber, which in turn reduces the power output. It may also cause extraneous substances to enter the engine, thereby affecting the engine output. Symptoms of a blown cylinder head gasket include constant overheating of the engine and consistent lowering of the coolant level. If you experience any of the indications mentioned above, you should consider replacing the cylinder head gasket. At Buy Auto Parts we stock a wide variety of cylinder head gasket sets 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 gasket sets 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].