How VW Parts Fail ~ 2.5L Head Gaskets

How VW Head gaskets fail

How VW Head gaskets failOn this episode of “How VW Parts Fail” we are looking at the failure of the 2.5L cylinder head gasket. The head gasket can be thought of as one of the most important gaskets in an engine. Today we talk about what a head gasket is, what it does, and how it fails.

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Join me today as we breakdown:

  • What is a VW head gasket?
  • What does a VW head gasket seal?
  • Where is the head gasket located?
  • How does the head gasket fail
  • Symptoms of a failing head gasket
  • Diagnosing a failing head gasket
  • Is replacing a head gasket a DIY?
  • Good news about failing head gaskets
  • and more

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1 reply
  1. Russell Wilson
    Russell Wilson says:

    I was hoping to get some advice. I have a 2008 jetta 2.5L and the shop confirmed I have a blown head gasket. The first question i have is should I be more worried as this is rare on these cars. What else might be problematic? The second question is would you assume the timing chain needs to be replaced also? Its a difference between spending 2k and 4k. Any recommendation.

    Thanks for you help.


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