Updated on 19 October, 2021
Did you ever wonder if your head gasket is leaking? If you did not have an inspection scheduled with your auto body shop, now is the time to do so. Many cases of blown head gasket have no apparent signs. So, this highly sensitive test kit can accurately identify even the smallest of head gasket leaks. Even if you have a leak, the leak may be so small that it has no effect on the stability or safety of your vehicle. If you suspect that you have a leak, make an appointment with a specialist soon.
Your mechanic will recommend that you purchase a head gasket test kit in order to determine whether or not your head gasket leak is a simple fix or requires a replacement. The test kit will most likely need to be filled with a coolant, radiator hoses, and sealsant. In some cases, he may recommend a radiator rebuild kit or a new radiator.
It is important to use the proper coolant when confirming small leaks. If the red liquid appears thin, then it is likely that you are dealing with a simple water damage or engine compartment contamination issue. When looking at the engine scan, look for any indication that the red test fluid is leaking. This will be one of the first steps in performing your test. If the leak is detected, then the kit is removed and the engine is checked for proper functioning and fluid levels before it is replaced.
The threeoaks (or three-point pressure) expands... There are three types of fuel systems in your vehicle; gas, oil, or both. Your kit will identify the type of system that exists in your vehicle based on the fuel line. For example, if your fuel system uses an air fuel mixture, then the pressure will be high (positive) when the mixtures are ignited by the spark plug. The kit will tell you whether to perform a compression release, a positive crankcase release, or a full compression release. A full compression release means that the pressure will be at its lowest point - low pressure equals low pressure.
Blown head gasket test kits usually reply with a YES in most cases. However, these kits have been known to be wrong from time to time. The blown gasket is usually caused by a cracked or blown rubber gasket. This is a very rare occurrence, so if your kit is telling you yes, you may want to check with your technical support center for something more detailed.
There are also cases where your kit is wrong. The blown gasket damage is typically caused by damage to the outer shell of the rubber components. If your kit says the problem is inside the engine, then you have reason for concern. The rubber seal may be bent or cracked and leaking. The technical support center will likely recommend replacing the part rather than taking the car in for a replacement. This decision is usually based on whether you have a non-intrusive engine sensor or not.
When you call the customer service center to get your kit tested, your kit will usually reply with a YES/NO answer. The most common answer to the question is a resounding "NO." In this case, the Technical Support Center will usually give you a quote within one to two business days. If you do get an accurate quotation within a few days, you should not be too concerned because this means the kit really is working.
Now that you understand what causes blown head gasket damage and how to determine if your kit is really working correctly, you should be able to sort out your problem yourself. In many cases, your blown head gasket problem will be determined by determining if your liquid intelligence is high enough. If you have access to your engine data book, you should be able to determine your level of liquid intelligence. Replacing the gasket is usually only necessary if the liquid intelligence is too low. To learn more about preventing this problem in the future, visit our site below.