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Can warped head gasket be repair without being replaced?

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2012-04-20 12:49:22
2012-04-20 12:49:22

No, the only permanent repair for a blown head gasket is to replace the gasket. Anything else is just an emergency repair.

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There's only one way to repair a blown head gasket and that is to replace the gasket. You must also check to make sure that the head is not cracked or warped If it is the head will either have to be replaced or machined depending on the severity of the damage.


Depends on where you live, who performs the repair, dealer or independant, and if the head is warped or cracked. The head gasket will for sure have to be replaced and then the problem that caused the head gasket to blow solved. It can cost as little as $800 to as much as $3,000.


The intake manifold and exhaust manifold must be removed. Then the head must be removed and the gasket replaced. The head must be checked for cracks and to see if it is warped. Then it is all put back together.


The head will have to be pulled and the gasket replaced. If the car overheated the head may have warped and will need to be resurfaced or replaced as well.


Depends, if only the gasket is blown. The head may be warped or cracked. Hard to give you a price because it also depends on where you live and who does the repair.


Depends on who performs the repair. Also depends on if the head is cracked or warped. Get estimates from trusted shops.


It must be replaced. There is no way of repairing it short of replacing it. There are some temporary emergency repairs but the only permanent repair is to remove the old one and replace it. You may also find that the head is warped or cracked, so removal is a must.


if my heads are warped and gasket needs replacing what longterm damages and repairs should i expect


It depends on if you have been driving it with a bad gasket. Most garages will have to send out the head to be tested to make sure it is not warped. I had a cracked head gasket but the head did not need to be machined. The repair cost me $750.


Depends on who performs the repair. Also depends on if the head is cracked or warped. Get estimates from trusted shops.


Have a compression test run to see if you have a problem with the head or gasket. Once you find out you do, then you must remove the heads in order to determine what the problem is. Have the heads inspected at a machine shop to determine if they are warped or cracked. Once the heads are removed the gasket must be replaced so it really makes no difference.


If you ran your car too hot you may have warped the head which would cause your head gasket to leak water or oil. You need also to hone the heads to make them flat again.


Depending on the engine ball park $700.00 to $1500.00 or higher if the heads are warped etc. There are two heads, never replace just one gasket.


Remove the intake and exhaust manifold and then the head. Replace the gasket, have the head inspected for cracks or if is warped and reverse the procedure. This is a major repair that should only be done by someone who is a professional.


the head could be warped BUT try removing the thermostat because that could be a bad thermostat try running it without it if its a blown head will not have compression and the oil will look milky


Absolutely not. There is a problem somewhere such as faulty installation or possibly the surface of the head is warped and needs to be machined. A factory installed gasket is good for at least 150k.


Depends on who performs the repair. Also depends on if the head is cracked or warped. Get estimates from trusted shops.


The head will need to be inspected at a machine shop. They can tell you if it is warped or cracked.


Defective gasket, poor installation, warped head, heat. Heat is the major cause.


you have a warped/or cracked head,or blown head gasket



Engine overheated, head was warped, cracked, or not trued or replaced, head bolts were torqued out of sequence or too loose or too tight.


what type of vehicle? depends on if the head is cracked or warped or you just need the gasket. also depends where you take it. dealerships will cost more, but better chance of not having the same thing happen again


It is a good idea, most the time you blow a head gasket the head will be warped.


Most often that indicates the presence of water or coolant in the combustion chambers. Common causes are head gasket leaks, intake gasket leaks, warped head/s or warped intake.



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