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Head Gasket Repair

Long Beach, Bixby Knolls Head Gasket Repair

With so many critical components in your engine it’s hard for people in Long Beach, Bixby Knolls to keep up with so many potential engine problems. One of those critical engine parts is the head gasket. Luckily, Orozco’s Auto Service knows all about Head Gasket Repair and is happy to share some helpful information. Here are some signs that there may be a problem with your head gasket. If you notice a blue or white smoke coming from your tailpipe or keep having to topping off your coolant, or when you top off your oil you notice a dirty frothy white substance under the cap then you may have an issue with your head gasket. If a blown head gasket, more than likely your vehicle could be in the shop for a few days.

Signs there’s a blown head gasket:

Blue exhaust smoke could be another indicator

Overheating is one of the less-obvious signs of a blown head gasket

Oil-contaminated coolant can form a mayonnaise-like film, which you might find on the radiator cap or in the overflow reservoir

Cylinder misfires are another sign of head gasket failure

Misfire on startup, accompanied by a puff of white exhaust

An external oil or coolant leak at the seam between the engine block and cylinder head

Here’s some valuable information about your head gasket.

When checking your oil the dipstick can have a dirty frothy consistency

After learning all those signs you may still be asking what the head gasket does. The first head gasket was invented way back in 1944 to help keep combustion engines stay cool. Combustion engines are filled with liquids and gases mixing so they can perform their specific functions. And the head gasket is designed help perform that task. It’s mounted between the engine block and the cylinder head. This is where the intake, exhaust and valves are also located. The head gasket is a thin seal that prevents liquids and gases from escaping into adjacent cylinders and the surrounding oil and coolant galleries. This seal (head gasket) is designed to keep coolant and engine oil separated. Just like that old saying oil and water don’t mix!

Additionally, engine coolant surrounds each cylinder in order to maintain a stable operating temperature; it also needs to flow into the cylinder heads to cool the combustion chamber, valve and spark plugs. The engine oil performs three important functions: lubrication, cooling and hydraulics. The oil pump sends pressurized oil throughout the engine to lubricate bearings, bushings, journals and timing chains. It also drives hydraulic actuators, such as variable valve timing. As we mentioned before, it’s a complicated repair. At Orozco’s Auto Service of Bixby Knolls we have the expertise to keep that oil and coolant separate and to repair that head gasket right the first time no matter what type of vehicle you drive.

If any of these signs are ignored it can lead to complete engine failure. The engine can over heat resulting in a seized engine, a warped or cracked head or even a blown piston rings, meaning you would need a complete rebuild for your engine. If you are worried you may have a blown or leaking head gasket Orozco’s Auto Service is your answer. Our ASE certified auto mechanics have been trained to repair all types of engines and we will always back up those repair with our 24/24 nationwide guarantee. Visit or contacts us for more info at 562-427-4256. Please, always keep your vehicle in good condition and ensure the safety of yourself, your loved ones, and those around you!

Orozco’s Auto Service Long Beach / Bixby Knolls – Los Angeles County CA
3619 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, CA USA
Call Today: 562-427-4256 – Auto/Fleet/Diesel Service Repair

Orozco’s Auto Service has five convenient locations throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties Long BeachBellflowerGarden Grove or Fullerton!

Business Hours

Mon – Fri: 7:30AM – 5:30PM
Sat: 7:30AM – 4:00PM
Sunday: Closed


  • 3619 Atlantic Ave. Long Beach
  • 562-427-4256
  • 9665 Alondra Blvd. Bellflower
  • 562-920-1871 & 562-920-1873
  • 3033 Long Beach Blvd. Long Beach
  • 562-426-6322
  • 1018 W. Orangethorpe Ave. Fullerton
  • 714-525-3239
  • 12776 Nutwood Street Garden Grove
  • 714-537-0076
  • New Location Coming Soon

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We service the following cities and surrounding areas

Long Beach, Bellflower, Compton, Artesia, Carson, Cerritos, Downey, Lakewood, Norwalk, Paramount, Signal Hill, Wilmington, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Orange County

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