Your Subaru engine has two main parts: a core or block, where its pistons and cylinders are, and a cylinder head, where its valves, spark plugs, and camshaft are. Right between the block and head is a head gasket. It's one of the most important parts of any engine. But what is a head gasket on a car, exactly? Put simply, it's a seal. It's what encloses an engine's cylinders, helping them maintain firing pressure, and it's what prevents coolant and engine oil from leaking, either into the cylinders or outside. When your gasket's fine, that vehicle you love to drive runs just fine. The coolant in your engine stays at the right level and ratio, and your temperature gauge remains centered or slightly cool. However, your engine block's and head's surfaces are nonetheless always expanding, contracting, warping, and rubbing, and that creates immense stress, the kind a head gasket must be able to withstand. When it can't any longer, however, your engine overheats and both head and block expand far too much. This can cause a blown head gasket, and that's an expensive repair. Luckily, there are signs of this to look for. They include white exhaust smoke, a radiator and coolant reservoir full of bubbles, low coolant levels without an apparent leak, your oil turning white, and both oil and coolant coming out of the gasket itself. Loss of engine power follows. So, what do you do if you see them? Shut down your engine. Don't try to release any pressure and run a full inspection. Replace the gasket if you've got the skill. Our auto parts counter can help. We've got plenty of head gaskets in stock, made by Subaru and designed to fit your model. Buy now. You'll have your engine fixed in no time.
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