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 Wear or Failure

  • Engine misfire
  • Engine overheating
  • Excessive oil consumption

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