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Cylinder Head

By Andy Y, April 28, 2009

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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