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Questions about Head Gaskets - Craig's Car Care Answers!

Questions about Head Gaskets - Craig's Car Care Answers!

Craigs Car Care, Tech Question: Hi. I bought a new minivan in Fairview and it started smoking white colored smoke out the tail pipe. My Shop over in Lucas near Allen said my head gasket went out. What can I do to prevent this from happening again? Craigs Car Care, Answer: The head gasket fits between the top of the engine and the cylinder head. Its job is to seal that connection and keep oil and coolant circulating in the right parts of the engine. When it leaks from overheating and or a crack, oil can get in the coolant and vice versa. Sometimes coolant or engine oil can get into the combustion chamber where it gets burned with the fuel – which is what makes all that white smoke Landon was talking about. He said his cars engine was new, so it’s likely that the head gasket failed because it was improperly installed – which is very rare. Sometimes they just burn through from age or ot ... read more

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