|Tecumseh Head Gaskets
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|About Tecumseh head gaskets:
Head, or cylinder gaskets, used on
Tecumseh engines serve the important
purpose of maintaining cylinder
compression. To accomplish this, the head
gasket must endure a number of extreme
conditions from the high pressure generated
on the compression stroke to the high
temperatures at normal engine operation.
Failure of the head gasket will result in
substantial loss of engine performance. Due
to the extreme conditions, Tecumseh head
gaskets are made from either graphite or a
metal clad graphite construction.
Once removed, the head gasket on
Tecumseh engines should always be
replaced with the correct new one during
engine re-assembly. An important reason
for this is the uneven compression that takes
place in the gasket material when the head
bolts are tightened. Re-using the old gasket
can result in a poor seal between the
cylinder head and the engine block and
subsequently a loss in engine performance.
It is also important to follow the correct
tightening sequence and torque
specifications when re-installing the cylinder
head. Refer to our parts look up section for
the proper Tecumseh head gasket part
number for your engine.
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