13 Best Automotive Replacement Head Gaskets

List Updated May 2020

Bestselling Automotive Replacement Head Gaskets in 2020


GM 5.3 AFM Lifter Replacement Kit. Quality Gaskets, Head Bolts, Guides, Lifters

GM 5.3 AFM Lifter Replacement Kit. Quality Gaskets, Head Bolts, Guides, Lifters
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020
  • Fits Vin J, O, 3, 7

Evergreen HS2024 Cylinder Head Gasket Set

Evergreen HS2024 Cylinder Head Gasket Set
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • Our seals and gaskets are designed to meet or exceed all Original Equipment (OE) specifications for proper sealing
  • Advanced manufacturing technology ensures durability and optimum operation
  • Specialized designs yield significant and noticeable improvements to your car engine
  • Engineered and manufactured specifically for aftermarket repairs or "do it yourself" projects
  • Application-specific design ensures correct fitment

Evergreen HSHB8-10401 Cylinder Head Gasket Set Head Bolt

Evergreen HSHB8-10401 Cylinder Head Gasket Set Head Bolt
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • Our seals and gaskets are designed to meet or exceed all Original Equipment (OE) specifications for proper sealing
  • Advanced manufacturing technology ensures durability and optimum operation
  • Specialized designs yield significant and noticeable improvements to your car engine
  • Engineered and manufactured specifically for aftermarket repairs or "do it yourself" projects
  • Application-specific design ensures correct fitment

DNJ ENGINE COMPONENTS HGS3148 Cylinder Head Gasket

DNJ ENGINE COMPONENTS HGS3148 Cylinder Head Gasket
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • DNJ Engine Components is a full line provider of Domestic & Japanese engine parts for all cars and trucks and offers listings of all engines.
  • All DNJ Engine Components meet or exceed OE Quality
  • 100% tested for maximum performance and durability.
  • Verified for fit, form and function
  • Excellent quality you can trust

Fel-Pro 26382 PT Cylinder Head Gasket

Fel-Pro 26382 PT Cylinder Head Gasket
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • PermaTorqueMLS head gaskets are built to meet or exceed all original equipment specifications
  • Application-specific design ensures a perfect fit
  • Provides the robust seal needed to contain peak combustion pressures and temperatures
  • Withstands the significant casting motion of today's automotive engines
  • Unsurpassed quality you can trust

GM 5.3L AFM / DOD Active Fuel Management Lifter Replacement Kit. Head Gasket Set, Head Bolts, Full Lifter Set.

GM 5.3L AFM / DOD Active Fuel Management Lifter Replacement Kit. Head Gasket Set, Head Bolts, Full Lifter Set.
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • complete premium head gasket set (MLS head gaskets)
  • full set of premium head bolts
  • 8 DOD AFM lifters (GM AC Delco brand)
  • 8 non-DOD AFM johnson lifters
  • For 2005 - 2012 5.3 Active fuel management engines only (VIN 8th Digit="0,3,M,J")

Fits 99-03 Subaru 2.5 SOHC 16V EJ251 EJ252 EJ253 MLS Head Gasket Set

Fits 99-03 Subaru 2.5 SOHC 16V EJ251 EJ252 EJ253 MLS Head Gasket Set
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020

Chevrolet Pontiac Oldsmobile 3.1 & 3.4 Head Gasket Set Head Bolts

Chevrolet Pontiac Oldsmobile 3.1 & 3.4 Head Gasket Set Head Bolts
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020

Fel-Pro 26316 PT Cylinder Head Gasket

Fel-Pro 26316 PT Cylinder Head Gasket
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • PermaTorqueMLS head gaskets are built to meet or exceed all original equipment specifications
  • Application-specific design ensures a perfect fit
  • Provides the robust seal needed to contain peak combustion pressures and temperatures
  • Withstands the significant casting motion of today's automotive engines
  • Unsurpassed quality you can trust

ITM Engine Components 09-10616 Cylinder Head Gasket Set for 1996-2004 Nissan/Infiniti 3.3L V6, VG33E/VG33ER, Frontier/Xterra/QX4

ITM Engine Components 09-10616 Cylinder Head Gasket Set for 1996-2004 Nissan/Infiniti 3.3L V6, VG33E/VG33ER, Frontier/Xterra/QX4
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • Cut and molded gaskets are made from raw materials sourced from US, Japan, and Europe
  • ISO 9002 and ISO 9000:2000 Certified for quality in the international market
  • Eco-friendly non-asbestos materials are used to meet modern environmental standards
  • Easy to install design for regular street applications
  • Includes a Composite Head Gasket made of graphite material bonded to a perforated core and coated in a high temperature sealant

Evergreen HSHB8-10448L Cylinder Head Gasket Set Head Bolt

Evergreen HSHB8-10448L Cylinder Head Gasket Set Head Bolt
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020
  • Our seals and gaskets are designed to meet or exceed all Original Equipment (OE) specifications for proper sealing
  • Advanced manufacturing technology ensures durability and optimum operation
  • Specialized designs yield significant and noticeable improvements to your car engine
  • Engineered and manufactured specifically for aftermarket repairs or "do it yourself" projects
  • Application-specific design ensures correct fitment

M-G 330887-2 Cylinder / Head Cover Gasket for Coleman, Powermate 130 / 165 Air Compressor Pump

M-G 330887-2 Cylinder / Head Cover Gasket for Coleman, Powermate 130 / 165 Air Compressor Pump
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020
  • Fits: coleman, powermate
  • Fits: Model 130 / 165

Evergreen 7-30400R 99-11 Jeep Commander Cherokee Dodge Durango Dakota 4.7L Cylinder Head Gasket

Evergreen 7-30400R 99-11 Jeep Commander Cherokee Dodge Durango Dakota 4.7L Cylinder Head Gasket
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020
  • Fits: 99-11 Jeep Commander Cherokee Dodge Durango Dakota 4.7L (see description below)
  • Each Gasket is Made to be Durable And Long-lasting
  • Resistance to High Temperatures And Flexibility. Aim to Deliver a Perfect Seal on Your Car's Engine
  • Yield Significant and Noticeable Improvements to Your Car Engine overall
  • Specialized Designs to Ensure a Perfect Fit and Correct Operation

How I Got Nissan to Pay for a Major Out of Warranty Repair

My wife's Nissan Sentra started having engine problems at 74,000 miles. The problem was diagnosed as a blown head gasket. This part is normally expected to last well over 100,000 miles, and with the hefty rates charged by mechanics the estimate was $1600.

My wife drives a 2003 Nissan Sentra, an unassuming but decent enough car. Near the 74,000 mile mark her engine started having problems. The car would occasionally shake a little, and seemed to be burning more gas and providing less power than it used to. We took the car to a local shop where they diagnosed the problem as a "blown" head gasket. The head gasket, for those who don't know, is a thin, complex shaped band that goes between the engine block and the engine "head", to provide a good seal. This prevents the pressure formed by the engine's internal combustion process from escaping before it drives your car down the road. The head gasket does wear down over time, but in a decent car one would expect such a failure to occur well past the 100,000 mile mark. Replacing the head gasket requires disassembly and later reassembly of the engine head, which as you may imagine requires a fair amount of labor. With the hefty hourly rates charged by most automotive mechanics, especially those at dealerships, this lead to an estimated repair cost of $1600.

2. A call for help

At 74,000 miles, the Sentra was far past the 36,000 mile warranty. However, "nothing ventured, nothing gained" goes the saying, so I tried calling Nissan's customer service department. "I realize our car is out of warranty and that you are not legally obligated to do anything for us" I told the rep. "However, I'm sure Nissan would not want to foster the impression that a head gasket in one of their cars should be expected to give out after 74,000 miles. Is there anything you can do to help us out?" The representative took down our details, including contact information and the Sentra's vehicle identification number or VIN. She then suggested we call back after a week or so. The process was a little more involved than just calling back once to get an answer. Before it was all done I had called back another four or five times over a period of two or three weeks. Throughout the process, and as time went by, I had a sinking feeling that success was becoming less and less probable.

3. Nissan does the right thing

To our great delight (and I must admit, some surprise) Nissan came through! We were told to take the car to the local dealership, where the repair was carried out promptly, and at no cost to us. Nearly a year and 20,000 miles later, the Sentra is still running well. Who says big corporations don't care about doing the right thing? All it takes is a courteous request, framed in language they understand.

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