Identifying Ford Mustang Cylinder Head Gasket Set Issues
So you drive a Ford Mustang. Aren't you just luckiest person on the planet? Everywhere you drive, people can't help but stare. Keep them staring for the right reasons and avoid embarrassing cylinder head gasket troubles. Bad head cylinder head gasket causes coolant leaks and overheating that could ultimately ruin your engine. Here are some issues to that could result in you buying a new Ford Mustang cylinder head gasket set.
One way to tell if you have a cracked or blown head gasket is the sudden decrease of coolants in your engine. Coolants are not gas that needs to be refilled every now and then. When you notice a significant decrease in your coolants, it means you have a leak. Check for visible puddles of coolants under you vehicle. Although coolant leaks can be caused by a lot of factors, the first thing you should look for is a cracked cylinder head gasket.
Another way to tell if you have cylinder head gasket issue is having dirty oil in the engine. Damaged cylinder head gasket allows coolant to escape and find its way to the oil passages. Drain the oil and check its color. If the color of the oil is white to deep brown then it means that the anti-freeze already mixed with the oil.
When the seal between the engine block and the cylinder head fails, air and fuel gets into the cylinders. When the coolant reaches the combustion chamber, the combustion process heats up the anti-freeze and travels through the exhaust pipe. This symptom is indicated by a bluish white smoke and note that serious leaks could cause thick steam.
Struggling engine and overheating
Aside from allowing contaminated oil and coolant to reach the combustion chamber, a bad cylinder head gasket also allows gases to escape from the cylinders. This reduces the power that the cylinder is producing and, negatively affects the engine's performance. This will require the engine to put in extra effort just to do simple functions such as accelerating and going uphill. The extra pressure on the engine plus the engine's inability to disperse heat will cause the engine to overheat.