A gasket is a seal between two objects that prevents leakage.
Symptoms of Wear or Failure
- Fluid leakage
- Exhaust leak
- Engine vacuum leak
Related Repair Advice
- When a gasket is replaced, the sealing surfaces of the two components must be inspected. If damage is found, replacement or repair of the damaged component will be necessary.
- The sealing surfaces must be free of dirt and debris so the new gasket will seal correctly.
- In some cases, an additional sealing compound, a "gasket sealer," is used to ensure that the gasket seals correctly.