Head Gasket in Dagenham

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Top garages for Head Gasket in Dagenham (63 found)
Peter James Motor Group.
226 Jobs Completed
Dagenham
4.5 / 5

Peter James Motor Group was established in 2006. Consisting of an RAC Approved MOT/Service Centre and two BSi Accredited Bodyshops based in Dagenham, Essex. Our Technic

Leonardo auto center
242 Jobs Completed
London
4.5 / 5

hi , we take all mechanical work with care .

ABBEY AUTO REPAIR LTD
122 Jobs Completed
London
4.6 / 5

Abbey Auto Repair is a well established mobile mechanics that has built up an enviable reputation over the last 5 years. We pride ourselves on our commitment to provid

Big LPG Automotive Service
581 Jobs Completed
Barking
4.7 / 5

Established back in 2000, BIGLGP is a family run independent garage based in Barking who will always go the extra mile for our customers. We are a small team with dec

Buffalo Autos
284 Jobs Completed
Hornchurch
4.5 / 5

We are a hard working family run business. If we cant fix your problem on your drive, we have a fully equipped workshop that is capable to fix most jobs. At Buffalo's we

London V Trader Ltd
312 Jobs Completed
Braking
4.1 / 5

At London V Trader, it is our ambition to see you back on the road as soon as possible no matter what the issue is. Established in 2013, we are an independently run famil

A2B Autocentre
148 Jobs Completed
Rainham
4.5 / 5

A2B Autocentre of London are a friendly and honest independent garage dedicated to providing sensational service to you and your vehicle. We are here to build solid an

Complete Motor Works Ltd
22 Job Completed
Dagenham
4.0 / 5

From Smart repairs,car collision repairs and individual paint customs to MOT and servicing. Complete Motor Works is a well established one stop automotive business specia

Saif Autos Ltd
51 Jobs Completed
Dagenham
4.6 / 5

Saif Autos Ltd Specialises in MOT, diagnostics, MOT repairs, Servicing and mechanical jobs. We provide our customers with a friendly, reliable and efficient service all a

Motor Magic LTD
97 Jobs Completed
Chadwell Heath
4.6 / 5

We are an MOT garage local to Romford, Ilford, Dagenham and the surrounding areas. We specialise in servicing and general maintenance to all vehicle makes and models. We

Genius Motor Mechanic
22 Jobs Completed
Rainham
4.3 / 5

We are a mobile mechanic business which undertakes all mechanical repairs, at your location of choice. Although we can undertake all work, our specialities are breakdown

Romford Kia
10 Jobs Completed
Chadwell Heath
5.0 / 5

Here at Romford Kia we pride ourselves in offering the highest level of care whether your current model needs servicing, or you are looking to buy a new or used Kia. For

Virdee Automobile Engineers Ltd
6 Jobs Completed
IG11 0HY
3.0 / 5

We are specialists in Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz & Volkswagen. Call us today and book your next Repair, Service or MOT with us and leave your vehicle in the hands of th

MIC Auto services LTD
Member since 23 January 2022
barking

We do MOT for cars and vans Servicing and Mechanical repairs Sale of new and part worn tyres Body works and Spraying Diagnostic check, Engine management light Electr

Kwikstart Ltd
Member since 23 January 2022
Barking

Kwikstart has grown from just Mick to a team of 9 people. The quality of customer service offered is at the heart of this company with Mick ensuring all customers leave s

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Head Gasket in Dagenham
Frequently asked questions
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What is a Head Gasket?

The Head Gasket is the gasket (thin sheet of metal creating a perfect seal) that sits between the engine block and the cylinder head (the section of the engine which fits over the cylinders).
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What is a 'blown' Head Gasket?

A blown Head Gasket means that the seal between the cylinders and the other parts of the engine (most commonly the cooling system) has been broken. This can lead to rough running and, moer significantly, overheating, which can cause significant engine damage.
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What are blown Head Gasket symptoms?

If the car is overheating, running poorly, allowing exhaust gases into the radiator (which may cause a bubbling sound) or has a white 'mayonnaise-like' gunk on the underside of the oil filler cap, it is likely that the Head Gasket has blown.
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Will a Head Gasket 'sealer' work?

There are products on the market to seal a blown head gasket but we don't recommend them. They may provide a temporary fix but can block your cooling system, thus causing further damage.
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How much does Head Gasket repair cost?

The Head Gasket itself is a cheap part (usually under £50), but there is a lot of labour involved in dismantling, changing and reassembling. You can expect to pay a minimum of 350, rising depending on the complexity and layout of your car's engine.
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Can you drive with a blown head gasket?

If you must drive with a blown head gasket you technically can, however by no means does this mean you actually should. A blown head gasket can cause all sorts of problems especially an overheated engine and coolant mixing with oil which can seriously damage the engines components such as the camshaft and the bearings.
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How to know if my head gasket is blown

This is a diagnosis that may require some time. Indicators include 1) An oil or coolant leak at the seam between the engine block and the cylinder. 2) Cylinder misfire or misfire on start up accompanied by a puff of white exhaust smoke. 3) Over heating (can be rather subtle). 4) The mixing of coolant and oil which will present itself as a creamy milky texture.

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How much does Head Gasket cost in Dagenham?

The cost of servicing, MOT and repairs differ across the country and Head Gasket is not any different. Labour rates will be higher or lower depending on where in the country you are. Take a look below at the average quote in Dagenham for Head Gasket on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of our top car makes.


Head Gasket Cost by Car Make in Dagenham
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£557.38
BMW£716.58
Ford£709.71
Peugeot£635.79
MINI£663.27

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 25/10/2021 and 23/01/2022.

What is a Head Gasket?

A head gasket is effectively a seal which is essential for maintaining the temperature and integrity of a car engine. It's a part responsible for sealing pressure within the engine as well as the distribution of oil and coolant.

Every time you turn on your engine the head gasket has to operate within very high temperatures and pressures, which is exactly what it is designed to do. The engine of your car needs to be cooled constantly as it relies on combustion for power and the head gasket is the core component in performing this job.

If the head gasket is damaged, the engine will quickly overheat and serious damage will be caused. Overheating in the engine of your car will lead to a loss of compression, the mixing of oil, water, coolant as well as a reduction in lubrication.

The head gasket is a very complex piece of equipment and so a variety of materials are needed to build it. It has to be able to withstand and function normally at extreme temperatures and pressure, it also needs to be resistant to all of the chemicals and oils which rush around your car engine.

As a result, each gasket from one car to the next is different as the demands of each engine are unique. Car manufacturers like Ford, Vauxhall and BMW spend millions of pounds every year in the research and development of head gaskets to help manage the pressure and cooling of engines.

Unfortunately, if you need a head gasket repairing, it will be on the more expensive side. However, if you follow the advice below you can learn how to recognise problems with your gasket before something serious happens.

Signs that your Head Gasket needs Replacing or Repairing

  • Overheating engine
  • Your temperature gauge is higher than usual
  • White milky oil
  • White smoke from the exhaust pipe
  • Significant loss of coolant with no visible leaks
  • There is coolant or oil on the head of the spark plugs
  • You remove the cap from your car radiator and see bubbles of air rising
  • Your car is chugging or suffers a loss of power
  • There is oil in the water of the cooling system

There are other signs to look out for but unless you are a trained mechanic it will be difficult to spot them which is why it is so important that you have your car checked if you suspect there is an issue.

As mentioned above, if a head gasket blows, it can be a costly repair for you as a huge increase in temperature throughout the engine could very easily cause a range of other issues.

If you need a head gasket repair or if you think you might have an issue with the unit, it is vital that you pay attention to the issue, if you ignore the signs above and the gasket blows while you are driving this could cause serious threat to your safety.

Head Gasket Replacement Cost

A blown head gasket repair can be quite costly for any driver, no matter what car you drive. There is no easy head gasket fix and so you will need to get an experienced mechanic to take a look. The scale does vary for a head gasket repair when looking at different card brands. For a Mercedes, pricing is over £700 on average whereas for a Fiat the price is around £355 on average.

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