Early detection prevents costly and time-consuming repairs
Head gasket issues are BY FAR the #1 problem our support team talks to customers about every day.
Since the head gasket has the most critical sealing job in the engine — to seal and protect the cylinders from coolant or engine oil infiltration to ensure maximum compression — a blown head gasket can be crippling. When a head gasket leak is detected early, it often can be repaired chemically before it grows into a $1,500 to $3,000 problem.
How to spot a blown head gasket
Here’s a short list of customer complaints that are symptoms or signs of a blown head gasket:
A strong, sweet smell of heated coolant.
Low coolant level in the coolant reservoir, without visible leaks.