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A gasket, is a mechanical seal designed to fill the space between two surfaces. It is intended to prevent leakage or seepage. Both into and out of the joint between the two surfaces. For example, where two solid metal surfaces meet like a join in a pipe. The seal can never be perfect or ensure that no liquid or gas will escape or enter the joint. A gasket fills that gap.
A Vital Part of Any Exhaust
Gaskets are a vital part of any exhaust. Exhausts are generally made up of a number of different sections. In vehicles it is vital that effective gaskets are used. Otherwise exhaust pipe fumes can escape into places they’re not wanted. For example the passenger cabin or into the environment. Also not having passed through the catalytic converter, meaning that the vehicle would be considered unroadworthy.
Wide Variety of Gasket Material Available
Gaskets can be made of any number of materials. Solid material gaskets are often being made from sheet metal. Exhaust gaskets, in particular, are generally made of steel or copper. Particularly at the head gasket, this is the gasket which is used in the joint between the engine block and the cylinder head. Older technology tended to rely on composite materials of asbestos or graphite, but these were particularly prone to blow-outs.
If exhaust gaskets are left to degrade, gases can leak through and cause it to have to be replaced. In more extreme circumstances, a gasket can blow, particularly if it is made of aluminium. Aluminium has a high thermal expansion rate, so this can cause damage to the engine block. This can be very expensive to repair, so regular service and care is advised. Head gaskets, should only be fitted by a professional as they need to be tightened to a particular torque using a torque wrench. If this is done incorrectly complete head gasket failure could occur.
We Produce Different Sizes & Gauges
We can provide gaskets for any part of the exhaust system, in a range of different sizes and gauges. We can usually offer bespoke exhaust gaskets where required too, so please do contact us today to discuss your requirements. Our strategic location in the West Midlands means that we are perfectly placed to supply all parts of the United Kingdom and further afield.
- Many Gasket Materials Available
- different sizes and gauges
- West Midlands Location
- Quality production
If you are looking for exhaust gaskets then here at Stephens Gaskets we can help. We are one of the country’s leading suppliers of precision machined components, specialising in the manufacturing of shims, washers and gaskets.
Exhaust gaskets are components that are used to seal the gap between other parts inside of an exhaust system. By sealing the gap, the gasket prevents harmful fumes and substances from leaking into the vehicle cabin or into the surrounding environment.
The job of the exhaust gasket is incredibly important, which is why you should source your gasket from a trusted supplier. With over sixty years of experience under our belts, we have the skills, tools and experience to produce exhaust gaskets in a wide range of materials, dimensions, gauges and thicknesses. We are proud to be able to offer a huge variation of gaskets to choose from, and work with many different exhaust gasket material including copper, multi-layered steel, cork, Klinger, neoprene, novus and rubber. We can cater to many different applications and industries and can produce the components in both bespoke and non-bespoke volumes for small and large batches.
Whether you want an exhaust gasket by size, volume or material, we will go the extra mile in meeting your requirements, whilst ensuring our prices remain competitive. With Stephens Gaskets, you’ll be guaranteed high quality gaskets that won’t let you down.