Power Head Gasket Kit Replacement For Suzuki 40HP 4 Stroke Outboard
The head gasket is a crucial engine component in the performance and lifespan of your outboard. Located between the cylinder head where your spark plugs are screwed in and the engine block, it is responsible for sealing these components together to withstand compression from combustion and allow cooling water to flow between the cylinders. Over time and due to repeated exposure to high temperatures, corrosive saltwater, and other environmental conditions, the head gasket can begin to fail. When this happens, water can enter the cylinders and significantly reduce the performance of your engine, and ultimately lead to major engine damage.
Some common signs of a failing head gasket include black specks, a blackish crud, or grey slime in the cylinders. These are caused by combustion byproducts leaking out of the cylinder and mixing with oil and water from the cylinder head cooling chamber. Additionally, a bad head gasket can cause a rough idle or a jerking motion when the engine is running.
If you're experiencing any of the above symptoms, you may need to replace your power head gasket kit. Luckily, replacing your power head gasket is a relatively easy repair that can be completed yourself. With a few basic tools and some elbow grease, you can not only save money but also learn an important maintenance skill that will help extend the life of your boat. PartsVu offers a wide selection of power head gasket kits that contain everything you need to get the job done right. Shop our selection today!