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Used Audi Cylinder Head Gasket Sets

All used Audi Cylinder Head Gasket Sets listed on Breakeryard.com are tested, original (OEM) manufacturer parts and come with a 14 day money back guarantee. Breakeryard.com list cheap new OES or aftermarket car parts at discounted prices and used OEM car parts up to 80% cheaper than main dealer prices for Audi from premium breaker yards from across the UK.

About Cylinder Head Gasket Sets

Along with the cylinder head bolts, the cylinder head gasket functions to provide a secure seal between the cylinder head and the cylinder block. The Audi cylinder head gasket set provides all the parts needed to replace the old head gaskets, specifically designed for the make and model of your vehicle, this set will replace the originals with the exact specifications for the engine configurations of your car.

The cylinder head, usually cast out of iron or aluminium, is fixed on top of the  cylinder block, forming the top of the combustion chamber. Sandwiched between the cylinder head and cylinder block, acting as a sealant, is the Audi cylinder head gasket.  The cylinder head bolts function to keep the head gasket firmly sealed and need to be able to withstand the huge pressure exerted on them from the process of combustion in order to achieve this.

The cylinder head is comprised of a series of passages that carry the air and fuel combination needed for combustion to the cylinders; the liquid  coolant, needed to keep the engine cool; and harmful fumes (produced in the engine in the process of combustion) from the exhaust  valves to the exhaust manifold and away from the vehicle.  In an air cooled engine, the  cylinder head and cylinder block have fins on the outside that allows cool air, generated by a fan which is powered by the engine, to flow through the engine and keep it cool. It's imperative that the cylinder head is securely sealed to the cylinder block. The Audi cylinder head gasket set has a  vital role to play in keeping the cylinder heads in the right position, firmly secured and perfectly aligned.

If the car engine is overheating this is often an initial indication that the engine is losing coolant and the head gasket has malfunctioned and is likely to have a leak. General wear and tear on this part can stop it from sealing the cylinder head properly to the cylinder block which results in coolant leaking into the cylinder, which will eventually cause the engine to overheat. Antifreeze, contained in the coolant, can also damage the pistons and rings because it can wash the oil away which usually protects these parts against wear.  A leaky head gasket can lead to antifreeze leaking into the crankcase too, which not only dilutes the oil but also contaminates it which can corrode the bearings and cause them to fail. Misfiring cylinders, white smoke from the exhaust, a sweet smell in the exhaust fumes and a low coolant level in the radiator or reservoir can all be signs of a malfunctioning cylinder head gasket. When replacing this vital part, fitting the Audi cylinder head gasket set will guarantee complete compatibility with the make and model of your vehicle.

Audi trivia

  • Audi was the first manufacturer to use four-wheel drive cars in the World Rally Championship. Consistent wins meant that the WRC soon allowed all cars to use the technology.
  • The classic Audi ‘four-ring’ logo is instantly recognisable and is meant to symbolise the four companies that make up the main trading arms of Audi.
  • If you’ve ever looked at an Audi RS and mistaken it for a Porsche, you haven’t gone mad. The car was actually a collaboration with Porsche, and the RS has the distinctive grille and tailgate of the famous sports car.
  • Audi has been responsible for many firsts in car design. One of the most impactful was the introduction of the dual-clutch gearbox, first seen in the Quattro S1 E2. Now, of course, they are commonplace.
  • The word Audi is a Latin translation of the word Horch, which incidentally is where we get the word audio from!