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How do you repair an engine with a blown head gasket?

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2015-02-24 23:34:57
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The head or heads will have to be remove and inspected for cracks or warpage. You then replace the gasket and reinstall the head. Drain the oil and change the filter. Replace the thermostat and pour in fresh coolant. Unless you ran it hot or drove it for a long period of time in this condition you may be ok. If you just kept driving it then you will have damage to the rings and bearings an the engine may need an overhaul. Really depends on how long the engine was driven with a blown gasket.

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Just like you would repair car engine was a blown head gasket. Take it apart and replaced the head gasket. Make sure and have the head checked for cracks and warpage.

It is not possible to repair the actual head gasket. Repair of a blown head gasket is to replace the gasket.

You cannot repair a blown head gasket, you must remove the heads and replace the gasket.

The only repair for a blown head gasket is to replace the gasket.

Sure it will start with a blown head gasket. But, if you continue to run this engine with a blown head gasket you will destroy the engine.

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With a blown head gasket the engine will still run, poorly with issues, but run. A blown engine will not continue to run from that moment on.

No. You can warp the heads making your repair costs triple. You can not only warp the heads you can totally destroy the engine. Coolant mixes with the oil when a head gasket is blown. This causes serious engine wear in a short period of time. Never run an engine with a blown head gasket.

No. You can have the head gasket replaced. This is unless you kept driving the car with a blown head gasket and have totally destroyed the engine.

Sure you CAN, but if you do continue to run an engine with a blown head gasket you will destroy the engine. Do not run any engine with a blown head gasket or you will be buying a new engine.

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You have a blown head gasket, cracked head, or both. The engine must be dissembled to make the repair. Stop driving this car immediately or you will destroy the engine.

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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A blown head gasket can prevent an engine from starting. A blown head gasket may not provide the pressure needed to get the engine started, and will also allow oil to leak out uncontrollably.

WATER. This indicates a blown head gasket. Damage has been done to the engine in the form of overheating and the head gasket(s) have blown. Water therefor has leaked into the oil. Replacing the head gaskets is the way to repair this motor.

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A thermostat gasket is a gasket for a thermostat, a head gasket is a head gasket. The top part of the engine needs to be disassembled to repair the head gasket. You can find information on your specific car in your local library. You may even be able to access this online if the library has the databases available.

You can't. The only fix for blown head gasket is to replace it. Anything else is just a temporary emergency repair and will not last.

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They don't work and are only an emergency repair. If you have a blown head gasket the only way to repair it is to replace it.

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