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Head gasket failure

What causes head gasket failure? Head gasket failure is far more common on late model vehicles with aluminum engine blocks and cylinder heads. A head gasket failure can result in a check engine light caused misfires, loss of coolant, loss of oil, coolant in the oil, coolant overflow at the radiator or recovery bottle, or bubbles in the coolant. The #1 cause of head gasket failure is overheating due to low coolant, lack of proper maintenance, installation of improper coolant, incorrect ignition or valve timing, faulty radiator fans or fan … Read More


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