Whether you have an oil leak stemming from your cylinder head or if you're in the process of an engine rebuild, you will need a new cylinder head gasket. Our comprehensive kits not only come with the gaskets themselves, but they also come with every seal, nut, and bolt you will need for the replacement process.
Porsche 996 911 Cylinder Head Gasket Kit Replacement Symptoms
The signs of a failing head gasket should not go ignored. Over time, heat and age cause gaskets to shrink and crack. At first, it could start as just a minor annoyance, but can quickly turn into a major headache. Leaving it too long can easily cause catastrophic engine damage.
- Minor oil leaks
- Major oil leaks
- Coolant leaks
- Oil and coolant mixing together (your oil will look like a creamy milkshake)
There is no service or replacement interval for your cylinder head gasket. It should only be serviced as you experience symptoms as it is a fairly massive job. This job should only be tackled if you are extremely comfortable working on your own car. It is easier to do if you already have your engine out to do another job like your IMS bearing, for example.
Porsche Models Applicable
- 1999-2005 Porsche 911 Carrera
- 1999-2005 Porsche 911 Targa
Parts Included with Porsche 996 911 Cylinder Head Gasket Kit
All of these kits come with the gaskets, seals, nuts, bolts, and sealant you will need to replace your cylinder head gasket. Since these kits are so massive, it's impossible to list out every part. Refer to the product page for the exact list of parts in each kit.
Additional Parts Required with Porsche 996 911 Cylinder Head Gasket Kit
Since you have to drain the fluids from your engine before replacing the cylinder head gasket, you will need to replace your oil and coolant when complete.
Special Tools Required with Porsche 996 911 Cylinder Head Gasket Kit
This is a big job and will require a number of specialized tools.
Additional Parts Recommended with Porsche 996 911 Cylinder Head Gasket Kit
As so much of your engine is apart, we recommend doing a few other jobs while you're already in there.
- Porsche 996 911 Ignition Coil Kit
- Porsche 996 911 Air Filter
- Porsche 996 911 Timing Kit
- Porsche 996 911 Water Pump Kit
- Porsche 996 911 Coolant Thermostat
Even these massive cylinder head gasket kits come with our Lifetime Replacement Guarantee like everything else we sell. Drive your car for however long before it develops another leak and replace them again afterward using our incredibly simple return procedure.
In the video below, Eric Hirschberg, our Porsche Catalog Manager, gets up close with these Porsche 996 911 Cylinder Head Gasket Sets. If you're unsure if this kit will work on your car, you can verify the fitment by going to our homepage and use the vehicle selection tool in the upper left corner. As usual, if you like this Really Quick Product Review, subscribe and check back here for regular releases in the future.
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