Head Gasket

What is a Head Gasket?

The Head Gasket is part of the car Engine system. We have 2 associated problem symptoms connected to it.

We also have 637 owner problems that mention it.

What problems can be caused by a faulty Head Gasket?
637 problems that mention the Head Gasket

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Spluttering when starting

Had the timing chain changed new water pump head gasket head skimmed now got a problem starting it coughs and splutters once going runs fine idles fine turn it off it starts fine it only happens when ...

2006 Vauxhall Meriva 1.4 petrol twinport
Posted: Oct 18, 2021
STOP sign and engine management icon illuminated and temperature gauge on max. No water in reservoir until I slowly release the cap, when coolant level rises up

STOP sign and engine management icon illuminated and temperature gauge on max. No coolant in reservoir until I slowly release the cap, when coolant level rises up. Aso, top radiator hose is really pre...

2004 Vauxhall Vivaro 1.9TDI SWB
Posted: Aug 8, 2021

Coolant temperature 93 oil temperature 125 Increasing over 60 mph in to red drops back soon as speed reduces

2013 Peugeot 508 Hdi 2 lt automatic
Posted: Jun 21, 2021
Engine juddering, spermatic start

After having issues with over heating, I paid for a new water tank. Car ran fine for a day, the next day it broke down 2. The garage couldn’t pick anything up on diagnostics and it ran again.

2016 Vauxhall Insignia Tourer
Posted: Jun 20, 2021
Code 3

I have a code 3 on my car it pops up after 20 mins in from driving. I have just had the water pump changed there is no leak but still getting code. The coolant doesn't seem to return to expansion tank...

2011 Vauxhall Insignia 1.8 petrol
Posted: Jun 19, 2021
Red warning light coming on engine temperature to high water ok smell petrol on oil dip stick

Now and again for a few seconds the red engine temperature warning light comes on and the temperature gauge shoots to the top for a second then drops back I smell petrol on the oil dip stick ( not too...

2007 Peugeot 407 1800cc
Posted: Jun 1, 2021
Engine light flashing and loud fan on

Hi, The engine management light comes on flashing and the fan comes on loud, it varies, sometimes it comes on for 30 seconds, sometimes 6 minutes, sometimes not at all, as soon as the fan goes off, th...

2014 Peugeot 208 active
Posted: May 24, 2021
Car swings but doesn't start

Head gaskets were changed recently but after that the car doesn't start. All it does is swing but not starting at all.

2004 Mazda Verisa 1.5 petrol
Posted: Apr 20, 2021
Fluctuate in compression

Fluctuate in compression on cylinder 4 and 6 one minute they r 160 psi and next only 60 psi and that head is getting hot

2005 Hyundai Coupe 2.7 v6
Posted: Apr 7, 2021
Vacuum in expansion tank

Cockpit alarm sounds when driving after less than 10 miles but when engine is warm STOP flashes up on dash but doesn't stay on. I release vacuum in expansion tank so it refills with the pink coolant. ...

2017 Vauxhall Vivaro 1.6 bi turbo minibus
Posted: Apr 2, 2021
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