Long Beach, Downtown Head Gasket Repair
Most Drivers in Long Beach, Downtown aren’t aware that head gasket repair can be a complicated task for any vehicle. In fact most driver’s don’t even know what a head gasket is until it starts to leak. Luckily, Orozco’s Auto Service of Long Beach, Downtown knows all about them and is happy to share some helpful info. If you keep having to topping off your coolant, or you notice a blue or white smoke coming from your tailpipe or when you top off your oil you notice a frothy dirty white substance under the cap then you may have an issue with your head gasket. If a blown head gasket, more than likely your vehicle could be in the shop for a few days.
Signs there’s a blown head gasket:
Blue exhaust smoke could be another indicator
Cylinder misfires are another sign of head gasket failure
Misfire on startup, accompanied by a puff of white exhaust
An external oil or coolant leak at the seam between the engine block and cylinder head
Overheating is one of the less-obvious signs of a blown head gasket
Oil-contaminated coolant can form a mayonnaise-like film, which you might find on the radiator cap or in the overflow reservoir
Here’s some valuable information about your head gasket.
When checking your oil the dipstick can have a dirty frothy consistency
After learning all those signs you may still be asking what a head gasket does. Combustion engines are designed to sty cool. They are filled with liquids and gases mixing so they can perform their specific functions. And the head gasket is designed help perform that task. It’s mounted between the engine block and the cylinder head. This is where the intake, exhaust and valves are also located. The head gasket is a thin seal that prevents liquids and gases from escaping into adjacent cylinders and the surrounding oil and coolant galleries. As previously mentioned the two elements this is designed to keep separate are coolant and engine oil. Just like that old saying oil and water don’t mix! At Orozco’s Auto Service of Long Beach, Downtown we have the expertise to keep that oil and coolant separate and to repair that head gasket no matter what you drive.
Additionally, engine coolant surrounds each cylinder in order to maintain a stable operating temperature; it also needs to flow into the cylinder heads to cool the combustion chamber, valve and spark plugs. The engine oil performs three important functions: lubrication, cooling and hydraulics. The oil pump sends pressurized oil throughout the engine to lubricate bearings, bushings, journals and timing chains. It also drives hydraulic actuators, such as variable valve timing. As we mentioned before, it’s a complicated repair.
If any of these signs are ignored it can lead to complete engine failure. The engine can over heat resulting in a seized engine, a warped or cracked head or even a blown piston rings, meaning you would need a complete rebuild for your engine. If you are worried you may have a blown or leaking head gasket Orozco’s Auto Service is your answer. Our ASE certified auto mechanics have been trained to repair all types of engines and we will always back up those repair with our 24/24 nationwide guarantee. Visit or contacts us for more info at 562-426-632. Keep your vehicle in good condition and ensure the safety of yourself, your loved ones, and those around you!
Orozco’s Auto Service Long Beach – Los Angeles County CA
3033 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach, CA USA
Call Today: 562-426-6322 – Auto/Fleet/Diesel Service Repair
Orozco’s Auto Service has five convenient locations throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties Long Beach, Bellflower, Garden Grove or Fullerton!