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The Subaru EJ Head Gasket Conspiracy (VIDEO)

If you’re getting ready to start on one of these jobs, there’s a couple rules to follow. This video is sponsored by Elring.

Preventing Head Gasket Replacement Leaks (Video)

Head gasket replacement can be like fighting a losing battle. Don’t give up though, there’s still hope! Sponsored by K-Seal.

Accommodating Head Lift

Head lift is a common occurrence in any internal combustion engine. In basic terms, head lift can be described as the lifting of the cylinder head from the deck surface of the block as pressure builds within the power cylinder. While head lift occurs on all engines, the rate at which the head(s) lift is

Subaru Head Gasket Headaches

Properly replacing Subaru EJ25 head gaskets takes patience and quality parts.

VIDEO: Should You Use Copper Gasket Spray?

Andrew Markel discusses copper gasket spray adhesive, and the innovations of modern gaskets that may make applying it unnecessary. Sponsored by MAHLE.

VIDEO: Installing The Subaru EJ25 Head Gasket

Doug Kaufman discusses the top-selling Subaru EJ25 gasket, and several tips to keep in mind during the installation process. Sponsored by MAHLE.

VIDEO: Replacing The Head Gasket On Subaru EJ25 Engines

Andrew Markel discusses head gasket jobs on certain Subaru engines, and how you can ensure the complete job is done right the first time. Sponsored by Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper.

Head Gasket FAQs

Replacing a head gasket is a significant investment for the customer. It also represents significant risk for a shop if the replacement gasket fails. To do the job right, you have to ask why the gasket failed in the first place and what it will take to prevent it from happening again.

Volkswagen VR6 Head Gasket Replacement

The Volkswagen VR6 engine, introduced in 1994, has a narrow “V” configuration that allows six cylinders to be mounted in the same area as a four-cylinder engine. While head gasket failure is not a common occurrence, it does occur on engines where the cooling system has been neglected due to a lack of regular maintenance. With that said, here are seven tips to make a head gasket job a little easier.

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