When a car or truck repair is called for, a gasket represents a relatively small expenditure that is nevertheless crucial to the successful outcome of the job. Not only do you want a high-quality gasket for a long-lasting repair, but you also need to be sure that you have exactly the correct gasket for the
The next time you get a vehicle in for minor maintenance or the driver wants an inspection because they are taking a summer trip, take a look to see if they are topping off the engine oil or coolant. You might see dribbles of oil around the oil fill or coolant pooling at the top
Mazda has been making big waves in the automotive world with its SKYACTIV technology. Introduced in 2011 in the Japanese market, Mazda’s ultra high-compression, direct injection gasoline engines are achieving fuel economy numbers that rival many hybrids – and at much less cost. These engines include the SKYACTIV-G 1.3L engine in the 2012 Mazda 2, the 2.0L in the 2012 Mazda 3 and 2013 CX-5, and the 2.0L and 2.5L engines in the 2014 Mazda 6 and CX-5.
One reason head gaskets fail is because of engine overheating. If the engine gets too hot, the cylinder head can swell to the point where it crushes the head gasket (usually between the cylinders because this is the thinnest point). The extruded material and/or cracked combustion armor then provides a leak path for coolant and/or combustion gases.
Magnum Gaskets has tripled its product offering to nearly 1,000 SKUs as part of its continued growth initiative. Over the past 12 months, world-class head gaskets, head sets and head bolts have joined Magnum’s line of premium-quality valve cover, oil pan and manifold gaskets at very competitive prices. Magnum’s make and model application coverage also continues to climb with the addition of newer models and specialized vehicles in diesel and high performance markets.
Rated at a rather anemic 210 horsepower, the 4.0L SOHC V6 is not exactly a high output engine. It also has an unusual overhead cam drive setup. Unlike most other OHC V6 and V8 engines that drive both overhead cams directly from the crankshaft with a belt or chain, this engine has an intermediate jackshaft in the middle of the block where a pushrod cam would normally be located.
The Magnum GasketMaster Training Program is tailored to professional technicians. Upon completion of the program, participants receive a certificate of recognition and a black, heavyweight cotton Magnum T-shirt.
MAHLE Clevite Inc. recently expanded the Victor Reinz gasket product offering with a new catalog including 1,570 new part numbers and expanded coverage on model years 1990 and newer.
Magnum Gaskets, an MSI brand, has announced plans for a major product line expansion in the fourth quarter of 2012, which the company says will more than double the gasket sales potential for Magnum’s aftermarket distribution partners.
The Subaru is a 2002 Outback with 109,982 miles. It has excessive oil leaks from the driver’s side head gasket and some from the passenger’s side. The vehicle had been repaired under warranty by the dealer at about 65,000 miles, and most likely the repairs were done without taking the engine out with probably only one head gasket being replaced. To complete the repair, follow the steps outlined in this article.
The book covers the vast majority of Power Stroke diesel engines on the road, and gives you the full story on their design.