Cylinder Head


Head gasket leaking gases? Low compression from your cylinder head?

Does the head need to be renewed repaired or replaced, come to Pentagon Motorist Centre Chatham near Gillingham and Rochester in Medway.

What is a Cylinder Head?

The cylinder head is often informally abbreviated to just head, sits above the cylinders on top of the engine. It closes in the top of the cylinder and with the help of a head gasket enables the engine to get compression within the combustion chamber.

In most engines the head retains the camshaft, valves, guides and followers, it also provides space for the passages that feed air and fuel to the combustion chamber and allows for the exhaust gases to escape. The joint between the head and the block below is sealed with a head gasket. The head can also be a place to mount the spark plugs, and fuel injectors.

Repair or replace?

It is not very often that a cylinder head needs to be renewed. Pentagon Motorist Centre in Chatham is situated both close to Rochester and Gillingham in Medway and our technicians can advice you of the best course of action to get your vehicle repaired.
In a water-cooled engine, the cylinder head contains internal ducts and passages for the coolant to facilitate the transfer of excess heat away from the head, and therefore the engine in general.

A cylinder head if exposed to excessive heat can become distorted. Over time it may corrode internally causing coolant or gases to begin leaking. This may cause your engine to have low compression and lead to your head gasket needing to be renewed because of failure.

Why Choose Pentagon?

We at Pentagon Motorist Centre in Medway have established a superb reputation for high quality vehicle repair services, refer to our testimonials from our customers from Chatham, Gillingham and Rochester on our testimonial page.

On many occasions when carrying out a diagnosis a partial strip down is necessary. Should you agree to have any necessary work completed at this time, this initial diagnosis becomes free due to the fact that your vehicle has been partially stripped down already.

So if your vehicle has a running problem, has low compression, is leaking exhaust gases and needs to be renewed, repaired or replaced come to Pentagon Motorist Centre in Chatham we are close to both Gillingham and Rochester in Medway.

Pentagon Motorist Centre Chatham near Gillingham in Medway is the local garage that can diagnose and repair or rectify a cylinder head fault.

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