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What are the Symptoms of a Blown Head Gasket?

What are the Symptoms of a Blown Head Gasket?

The ringed panel found between the cylinder head and the engine block is a head gasket. It prevents the engine fluids from leaking to the cylinder head. Besides that, it blocks oil, water, and lubricant channels from mixing. When the fluids mix, the engine can become defective. At times, the head gasket in your car may fail to perform effectively and blow. Below are some of the symptoms of a blown head gasket: The Start-up Process When starting up your car and you notice white fumes coming from the exhaust, it's a clear indicator of a blown head gasket. This occurs when a vehicle runs high-powered operations such as hauling a heavy load uphill. When you see white smoke, cool the cylinder head to help the engine operate smoothly. Don't wait until the issue becomes severe. Quick actions will help prevent spending on advanced repairs your car engine needs. Blue Exhaust Fumes A blown head gasket can also trigger blue exhaust fumes. The blue fumes indicate the engine is burnin ... read more

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