Subaru Head Gasket Repair Center

Internal compbustion engines can sometimes experience a head gasket failure. An internal head gasket leak can develop which will ultimately result with an overheating engine. Early detection is critical to prevent further damange to the engine. Luckily, the service technicians at our Scottsdale Subaru Service Center are well trained in diagnosing and fixing head gasket issues.

What Is a Head Gasket?

A head gasket is the thin strip of metal with various holes punched through it that is placed between the block and cylinder heads. The purpose of the head gasket is to absorb the energy between the two metal components near the engine. It also helps keep the oil in the right oil passages and coolant in the correct coolant lanes. When the head gasket fails, the enegine is no longer able to contain the pressure that have built inside, causing overheating as well as oil and coolant leaks.

Signs of a Blown Subaru Head Gasket

It is simply impossible to predict if and when your car might have a blown head gasket. But there are common signs and symptoms that can give you a clear indicator that your head gasket might be reading the end of its road

Some common symptoms:

  • White smoke from the tail pipe.
  • Milky white oil when you pull the oil dipstick.
  • Overheating engine.
  • Exhaust bubbles and pungent vapors in your coolant reservoir.

How to Decrease the Chance of Failure?

While it might be impossible to predict if your Subaru is going to experience a head gasket failure in its lifetime, there are preventative measures you can take to decrease those chances.

Keep up With Regular Scheduled Maintenance

The simplest way to make sure your Subaru is running smoothly is to keep up with the factory recommended Subaru maintenance schedule. This will ensure the engine is always running with adequate oil. Low or old engine oil can cause fuel leaks which can erode the seals and gaskets

Check Your Battery Health

Batteries typically last 3-5 years before they begin to degrade which can cause acid to leak. The battery acid will lead to corrosion in the cooling system and eat away at the head gaskets, seals, and metal. Our Service Center can handle and necessary battery replacement.

Change Your Coolant Regularly

Coolant can become corrosive and deteriorate seals and gaskets. It is important to change it on a regular basis.

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