What causes a head gasket to warp?

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to much heat

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Looking at the head gasket how do i know it is blown?

You may not see anything on the gasket. Usually a head gasket "blows" because of overheating that causes the head to warp. A gasket can be bad but there should be a visable break very often in the ring around the cylinder.

Is it safe to drive a car with a blown head gasket?

No. You can warp the heads making your repair costs triple. You can not only warp the heads you can totally destroy the engine. Coolant mixes with the oil when a head gasket is blown. This causes serious engine wear in a short period of time. Never run an engine with a blown head gasket.

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Failure of the cooling system is the primary cause of overheating and leads to gasket failure, and as a result causes severe overheating, which will then warp the cylinder head and possibly the engine block

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Thermostat probably needs replacing They can stick not allowing enough water to flow around the engine block If the engine overheats it can warp the head or blow the head gasket

What damage does blown head gasket do if not repaired at once?

If not repaired at once you will get water in the oilpan. It can warp the engine head.

How does head and engine get deshaped?

Most likely your head gasket failed and left for too long which caused the heads to warp and need to be resurfaced to put on a new gasket.

How much to replace head gasket on a mini cooper?

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How does oil get into a 2004 325i BMW coolant system?

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