The head gasket on a 1992 Volkswagon Jetta may need to be replaced at some point during the life of the vehicle. The head gasket itself is a relatively inexpensive part, although the cost to have a mechanic replace it can be very high. The gasket is positioned between the engine block and the cylinder head, and keeps the coolant and oil from mixing together. It is possible for an individual with mechanical skills to replace the head gasket in order to save money.
Tools Used: Tools, Socket set, Screwdriver, Oil, Coolant, New head gasket, Torque wrench
Replace Head Gasket
Open and secure the hood of the car. The engine must be cool before the work can begin to replace the head gasket.
Disconnect the battery terminals and drain the coolant from the engine. Use a wrench in order to loosen and remove the engine head. Begin the process of removing the cylinder head by loosening and taking out the pushrods and rocker arm.