Questions tagged [gasket]

Malleable material used to seal two harder pieces of material. Can be made of (but not limited to) rubber, cork, paper, soft metal, or sandwiched layers of metal. Can also be found as a liquid which seals as it cures.

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need help to identify the correct valve cover gasket for my old honda fit

I have an old 2006 honda fit with a LA-GD1 engine (1.3L) (the one with the 8 spark plugs) and its leaking oil in the main/inner 4 spark plugs, i figured its because the valve cover gasket is failing (...
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Can someone help to find the root cause of this oil leak?

I am trying to locate the root cause from where this engine is leaking oil so that I can buy all the right gaskets. What confuses me is that highest spot where the oil traces are visible is around ...
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Cascading Repair Costs following Blown Head Gasket on a 2004 Subaru Outback

This question concerns a 2004 Subaru Outback with ~167,000 miles. All major and minor maintenance was performed (original owner car). Nonetheless, it has suffered rapid demise. How much of the ...
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Triton blown gasket [duplicate]

If radiator bubbles when usually checking for blown head gasket could it be the thermostat causing that? Or anything else? Or is it 100% blown gasket. car usually bubble in the overflow after going ...
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Blown Head gasket for triton

My 2005 tritons overflow is bubbling every time I go to point A to B and sometimes coolant pours down to the floor I know that it’s a sign of a blown head gasket or an cracked head.. is it still safe ...
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Is the crankcase gasket really necessary

I opened the crankcase of my scooter (PGO PMX Naked) to have a look at the clutch, and there was a gasket between case and cover. It looks like some type of cardboard material, extremely thin. Since ...
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What is the name of the part (1st picture)?

I could see the oil leak starts from this black rounded part (1st picture). The vehicle is Honda CR-V 2001. Thanks.
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checking head gasket?

I have seen people turn on the heat inside the car before buying probably checking the head gasket or over heating of the engine? And some people press the coolant hose to check it. Can someone ...
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Will an Aftermarket Water Pump (Came with Paper Gasket) Leak with Metal OEM Gasket?

I have a 2011 Camry. 2.5L, 4 cyl, gas, not hybrid. The pump feels gritty when rotated by hand, and it makes a whirring noise that varies in pitch with the engine RPM. I bought a pump locally from ...
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Faulty cooling system but not overheating

I've got a Peugeot 2.0L HDI 2003 over the past several months I've had issues with the cooling system, it hasn't overheated until recently but has had other issues. It first started showing signs ...
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Liquid sealant with MLS gasket on intake manifold?

I recently took the intake manifold off my 2009 Honda Fit. The mating surfaces of the lower intake manifold, gasket, and cylinder head were uneven, so I cleaned them via acetone and hand sanded with ...
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97 Honda civic white smoke coming out of the tailpipe

I am pretty sure it is a head gasket is there a quick fix for blown head gasket
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Use ThreeBond 1207B when replacing rocker cover gaskets?

I'm planning to replace my rocker cover gaskets and spark plug seals on my 2007 Subaru Outback, as there is a slight oil leak onto the spark plugs. I've also purchased some ThreeBond 1207B gasket ...
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Should I use both gasket and silicone sealer or only one on thermostat?

Sorry If this is a stupid question but I'm a noob with mechanic work. I am replacing the thermostat on my 98 Nissan 200SX. I bought both a gasket and blue rtv silicone made to make or seal your own ...
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Evaluating a Head Gasket Replacement

Car: 1991 Volvo 240 History: There was oil in the coolant expansion tank. I did a leak down test and could hear air bubbles in the radiator so assumed the head gasket was bad. I subsequently ...
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Gasket Shellac on Flange gasket Dripping on O2 sensor Jeep XJ

Background I recently replaced some cracked headers on my Jeep XJ. When attaching the new headers to the exhaust with a flange gasket I didn't slide the graphite gasket ring on correctly and it went ...
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Can I add a gasket to my exhaust valve to reduce leak and increase cylinder pressure?

So I have a single cylinder diesel engine. We do not use it to produce power (it is operated by an electric motor) but to measure the pressure at low rpm (100-200). The volumetric compression ratio is ...
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Gasket between master cylinder and brake booster?

So I replaced my master cylinder on my 1995 Acura legend and there a hissing sound coming from the brake booster area. Upon more thorough inspection, I found that placing my finger on the bottom side ...
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Should garage have foresaw need for engine replacement, should they have charged me after poor diagnoses? [closed]

I recently broke down and went to my local garage. they inspected it and said I just needed a new head gasket and water pump. After ordering the parts and working on it they said they needed to work ...
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Should a sealant be used, or not, when replacing a molded rubber valve cover gasket?

I did search for this, and there are some oblique references to the sealant, but the full answer has come up that I can find. The car is a 1998 Toyota Camry-XLE, 6 cylinder (1MZ-FE) engine with about ...
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How to Clean Engine Block Surface For MLS Gaskets?

Car: 2010 Passat CC 1.8 TSI There is no problem with the old gasket there is no leak i just remove the head because timing problem. Cylinder head, i've cleaned the head with plastic tools and some ...
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Engine overheating

I need some advice, I bought a 52 Corsa 1.0 about 2 weeks ago as our other car failed the mot badly and wasn't worth repairing. It's overheating rapidly (5-10 mins of driving) it looses pretty much ...
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Alternative to seal strips for crankshaft rear-end bearing cap/seal plate?

My engine uses a seal strip in the crankshaft's rear end bearing cap, which also holds the seal plate. But I don't have access to such seal strips...can I just use silicon gasket maker? Or wouldn't be ...
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Does water around a gasket imply an exhaust leak

Earlier, I asked this question: Could this be the source of an exhaust leak. I found a crack in the manifold, but in addition to that, when I started the car after it hasn't been started in a while, I ...
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Can I replace my TR7 carb mounting rubbers with nylon?

Recently, an air leak introduced itself in my Triumph TR7. After some playing with soap and propane, I found out the leak was from the rubber carburetor (SU HS6) mounting plate. As with many things on ...
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Reusing a Metal Water Pump Gasket

I'm going to put my new water pump on my 98 Mazda 626 today and I'm strongly considering reusing the OEM metal gasket instead of the material gasket that came with the new water pump. I'm pretty sure ...
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'05 Peugeot 307: Oil in the Coolant

I have a 2005 Peugeot 307 hatchback. Back in May, the head gasket blew so I had it replaced. When the head gasket blew, oil was leaking out and the coolant became very gungy. This gunge was cleared ...
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Should I get 2nd Opinion on head gasket issue?

My daughter's car had a check engine light on and was overheating. We had it towed to a mechanic and he did the block test with the vapors. The mechanic said the blue stuff turned yellow immediately ...
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Tell tale signs of a valve cover leak?

Car: 2008 Audi S5 4.2L I found an oil leak at the bottom of my car near the engine/trans, which lead me to believe the rear main seal. However, one mechanic told me it was the timing cover gasket, ...
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Is engine start failure reason for dealership mechanics to check fluid levels? [closed]

My daughter's car was towed to the nearest Toyota dealer because it stalled. All lights came on in dash and it smelled burned. We were given a clean bill of health the next day just to have it towed ...
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Preventing debris from falling in engine while changing valve cover gasket

I am about to change the valve cover gasket on a 2002 Ford Focus SE Wagon with the DOHC Zetec engine. I have never done this kind of thing before, and although it seems simple, I am concerned after ...
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Will any Gasket Work on a Ford L4 Engine?

I want to know would any Ford L4 Gasket work on any Ford L4 Engine? Are The parts interchangeable or do different L4 Ford Engines have different variation and if so how many ? Also just as a side ...
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How to test for a leak in the exhaust manifold gasket?

I suspect that my 1999 Volvo V40 T4 has a leaky exhaust manifold gasket. In winter there used to be some odd faint whistling while the engine was cold and now I'm trying to find the reason of a ...
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RTV Sealant or similar for replacement of lawnmower crankcase gasket

A while ago I hit a stump with my lawnmower and bent the crankshaft in my lawnmower. I could only pull the bottom of the crankcase off partway, so I had to cut the crankshaft in half. When I was ...
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Is it unreasonable to expect nation chain mechanics to recognize a blown head gasket from a radiator problem before installing new radiator?

PepBoys replaced my radiator a week ago exactly, because it blew a hose a week before. It also had the following symptoms:. *spewing white smoke and fluid out the tail pipe. *radiator losing all its ...
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Fixing a gasket oil/transmission fluid leak with epoxy glue - possible reaction with oil?

I'm in Sierra Leone where mechanics have an impressive flair for improvising with limited resources, but a lack of formal training and a cavalier attitude to long term safety. I've had a transmission ...
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Oil leaking into spark plug well despite new gaskets — is RTV a solution?

I replaced my valve cover gasket and the spark plug well sealer gaskets on my 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer recently because of an oil leak. The previous owner (or his mechanic) had over-tightened the bolts ...
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Did the mechanic break my camshaft?

I recently had some work done under the hood of a 1999 Toyota Corolla (I believe they did some work trying to repair a gasket leak), and shortly afterward it broke down and would not start. I took it ...
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Rubber gasket maker on rocker cover

After recently taking my car to have a new rocker cover gasket fitted as it was badly leaking I noticed the guy who did it put a ton of gasket maker on the rocker cover when he sealed it, heavens ...
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Is a chuffing sound from a 1999 Saab 9-3 sign of an exhaust leak?

I hear this sound when running alongside curbs or concrete walls with RPMs below 2000. I suspect it's a leaking exhaust manifold gasket, and intend to replace this in the near future. When I try to ...
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Water underneath floor carpet - Mazda Protégé 2002

I just bought a Mazda Protégé 2002 and a few weeks later I noticed a damp spot on the back passenger side floor. Very wet and soaked. Later I noticed the smell grew larger and the vapor on the glass ...
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Paying a mechanic to replace a blown engine for a used one - should he be responsible for changing gaskets?

I'm paying US$800 in labor for a mechanic to replace a blown engine with a used one I purchased. Should changing gaskets be his responsibility? I will be paying for the gaskets.
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Installing a new water pump - what to do about the gasket?

I'm replacing the water pump on a 1996 Toyota Tacoma, 2WD 4 cylinder. One of the videos I watched mentioned using gasket sealant when installing the new pump. I asked autozone for gasket sealant, but ...
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Car can't start after rocker gasket change

I have a 2008 BMW 120d LCI with N47 engine. Recently was diagnosed with some oil leak on the rocker gasket near the injector area. Were advised to change the rocker gasket seals. So I did change the ...
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Formula For Homebrew Gasket Remover

I looked around many shops in my area, and pretty much no one even knew what gasket removing compound was. Are there any effective homebrew formulas for making gasket remover / softener? I found the ...
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How to Remove Baked On Gaskets

I removed a throttle body which had a brittle, baked on gasket, part of which adhered to the intake manifold and part of which adhered to the throttle body. How do I get the baked on parts of the ...
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Do valve cover gaskets need to be replaced every time you reopen the valve cover?

About two weeks ago, I replaced my cork/rubber valve cover gaskets on my 84 2.8L V6 Ranger since the old ones were leaking pretty badly. I forgot to adjust the valves when I did the gaskets, and now I'...
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Gasket sealant with exhaust manifold

I am about to reinstall my exhaust manifold on a V6 Tacoma and I was contemplating the need for gasket sealant. When the old one came off, it didn't look like it had any sealant so my guess is no. ...
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When to Use a Sleeve 'N' Seal?

A Sleeve N Seal is a thin-walled metal ring ~1" deep with an accompanying tube of "seal". It comes with some timing cover gasket sets. To install it, you heat the ring up in the oven on 500 degrees ...
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Oil leaks after oil change - shop says engine oil pan gasket needs to be replaced

I brought my 2000 Honda Civic to my local Castrol shop for an oil change. After leaving for work the next day my wife told me there was a three foot wide pool of oil where my car was. I moved my car ...