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Kiwi Cylinder Heads Head Gasket - 20060956

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Kiwi Cylinder Head Gasket

Specializing in both cylinder heads and related products, Kiwi Cylinder Heads provide a comprehensive catalogue of OE quality cylinder head gaskets for a wide variety of applications. Each product has been developed to meet or exceed OEM specifications and has been further tested by Kiwi Cylinder Heads on a range of vehicles to guarantee fitment and longevity for today's modern engines. Kiwi also ensure that as well as being OE fitment they can offer a quality alternative at a reasonable price compared to more expensive OE supplied components. This all adds up to knowing that fitting a Kiwi cylinder head gasket will suit not just your vehicle but your budget as well.

Most metal on metal components in a vehicle's engine require the sealing capabilities of a gasket to ensure a tight fit between parts. In the case of the engine block and cylinder head these commonly use a metal head gasket to keep engine compression in the cylinders and coolant and oil in their required fluid galleries. A head gasket can therefore fail for several reasons whether through age, overheating or the rate of expansion between components. When this happens it can be seen and shown in a variety of ways and here are some of the tell-tale signs you may be able to diagnose a blown head gasket.

  • Power loss - With a loss of engine compression in the cylinders this can be shown as a vehicle that is sluggish or runs rough at idle
  • Oil Contamination - This can become evident through a milky residue that accumulates beneath the oil filler cap and is produced when coolant is mixed with oil.
  • Overheating - When coolant leaks past the head gasket into the cylinders this will cause an engine to overheat due to low coolant levels and can be displayed as not just running hot on the vehicles temperature gauge but as steam out the exhaust or sometimes bubbles in the coolant when the radiator cap is removed.
  • White or blue smoke - The presence of white smoke from your cars exhaust can indicate coolant being burnt and in cases where oil is being burnt this will show as blue smoke that is more pronounced when taking off from the lights or under engine load.

Once you have possibly figured out your issue, replacing a head gasket is usually a job for a qualified mechanic due to the complexity of many modern engines however, if you are a competent DIYer with the requisite tools this task can be undertaken at home. When replacing a cylinder head gasket, ensure that you are also replacing the head bolts, as many modern vehicles utilise torque-to-yield bolts which are designed to stretch as torque is applied, meaning that they can only be used once. Replace your head bolts to ensure that you don't suffer from premature cylinder head gasket failure. Other ancillaries such as the water pump should also be changed if inaccessible without major work.

Repco also stock a wide range of torque wrenches to ensure that all bolts and components are torqued to the require specifications, ensuring a tight seal of your head gasket and to get you back on the road.

Use our handy Rego search function to find the right head gasket for your vehicle and fix the issue properly before any further damage occurs. When it comes to keeping your car on the road it starts with the parts at Repco.

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