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Cylinder Head

Mounted to the top of the engine block, the cylinder head houses the intake and exhaust valves, as well as the spark plugs.

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Cylinder Head

  • Engine misfire
  • Engine overheating
  • Excessive oil consumption

Cylinder Head Related Repair Advice

  • The cylinder head mounting surface should be thoroughly inspected when replacing the head gasket
  • To avoid damage to the cylinder head, manufacturer's recommendations should be followed when removing spark plugs from an aluminum cylinder head

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