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10.9 - Head Gasket ( )

10.9.1 - Head Gasket failure symptoms ( )

Head Gasket Failure can come with various different symptons including :

Rough running, lack of power
White smoke
Coolant level getting lower with no obvious leaks
Water in oil

The last one often needs to be taken with a grain of salt when checking the quality of the oil by looking in the oil filler. A white emulsion can often appear especially in colder weather and does not necessarily mean your head gasket has failed.

While some cars have exceed well above 100k miles without any problems, others have not been so lucky.

10.9.2 - Head Gasket Replacement ( )

Click here to open one of the pages from the Jag-Lovers photo album including a number of high resolution pictures showing the re intstallation of the head after a gasket change.

It will not replace the Manual but the pictures are really good and it will give you an idea of what's involved.

If you thought that you can't change a head gasket in your own car... this will prove you wrong !

but if you're not up to it, get it down by a pro...


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