Head Gasket Repair

Stop overheating!

Some of the known symptoms of a bad head gasket or a cracked head are:

  • White smoke coming from the exhaust
  • Slow acceleration and shaking caused by engine misfires
  • Disappearing coolant
  • Overheating in general

These symptoms should not be ignored! Depending on the severity of your problem, you could completely ruin an engine running in these conditions for too long.

Head gasket repair can be a tricky process without proper tools and knowledge. For instance, in order to remove the head on many BMW engines, you first need to also remove the Vanos components (and reinstall them). EUROSPEC AUTOWERKS uses proper techniques to make sure your head gasket repair is a permanent repair and not just a temporary fix. We never reinstall a head without first taking it to a machinist for proper checking and resurfacing using manufacturer guidelines.

If you believe you may have a problem with a blown head gasket please contact us to schedule a proper diagnosis where we can offer solutions to your problem.

The crusty aftermath when using a "quick head gasket repair in a bottle".This is more than likely the reason the car initially overheated.  The wall which holds the thermostat housing gasket broke and probably leaked coolant overtime without the owner knowing.Another view of the missing gasket retainer wall.Here is a view of the block right after pulling the head.With the coolant removed you can see some carbon buildup that should be cleaned along with the block mating surface.The block is all cleaned up and ready to go!Unfortunately the aluminum heads have a good chance of cracking.  A machinist is always used to determine the head's health.A check for cracks, cleaning of the surface should always be done before reinstall.This is the kind of surface you want to be using with your new gasket.One last shot of the new head gasket in place ready for the head install!