The head gasket is an important part of the engine. Mini engines have three fluids that run through them these are motor oil, water coolant and fuel, these liquids should not be mixed and this is where the importance of the head gasket comes into play.
A picture of a head gasket is shown below.
Symptoms of a Blown Head Gasket on a Mini vehicle
Here is what to look out for if you have a blown head gasket problem on a Mini vehicle. If your engine is overheating then this is a classic sign that something has gone wrong with the head gasket. The coolant is held by the intake gasket and if this break’s then coolant fluid can end up being mixed in the oil. Other symptoms include:
– Are you seeing white smoke bellowing out of the exhaust, this is a sign that water is being mixed with oil and the head gasket is not keeping the fluids separated.
– If coolant you see coolant leaking from underneath the exhaust system then this is a classic sign you have a head gasket that is damaged.
– If in the Mini engine there has been a large amount of coolant loss and there are no easy to see leaks then this is also a sign that you have a head gasket problem.
We have Mini mechanics who can repair your head gasket quickly at the right price
At our garage we invest in head mechanics with years of experience in head gasket repairs. Here are photos of our Mini mechanics working on a recent blown head gasket.
Contact A1 Diagnostics
If you are having problems with your Mini’s head gasket or think you have a blown head gasket then drop us an email or call we are happy to help.
A1-Diagnostics and ECU Repairs
64 Sloper Road
Tel: (029 20) 220380
Fax: (029 20) 223172
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