Is Your Gasket Leaking On Your Car Engine In South Africa


The easiest way to explain it is, the gasket is a mechanical seal that fills the space between two or more mating surfaces, to prevent leakage from or into the joined objects. 

Hmmmm Hope that makes sense


A Gasket will allow for a less-than-perfect mating surface on a machine part and can fill irregularities. Gaskets are Usually produced by cutting from sheet materials. Some mechanics will actually create their own gaskets when an original is not available. 

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Most gaskets will be made from a material that to some degree will yield such that it is able to deform and tightly fill the space it is designed for, including any slight irregularities. Some types of gaskets require a sealant to be applied directly to the gasket surface for it to function correctly.

Some gaskets will be made entirely of metal and rely on a seating surface to accomplish the seal. The metal's own spring characteristics are utilized causing it to seal. 

Gaskets are normally made from a flat material, a sheet such as paper, rubber, silicone, metal, cork, felt, neoprene, nitrile rubber, fiberglass or polytetrafluoroethylene.

One of the most desirable properties of an effective gasket with compressed fiber gasket material is the ability to withstand high compressive loads. Most industrial gasket applications involve bolts exerting compression well into the 14 MPa (2000 psi) range or higher. Generally speaking, there are several truisms that allow for better gasket performance. One of the more tried and tested is: "The more compressive load exerted on the gasket, the longer it will last".

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Some gaskets are designed to only seal the 2 surfaces and these usually require a gasket sealant applied with the seal. Silicone has become a very popular substitute for gaskets in areas that only need a sealant. 

So enjoy sticking your car together and don't forget to shop as we sell gaskets on this site. 

Thanks for reading the post and we hope to see you again soon. 

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