Gaskets, shaft seal rings and sealing washers ensure that two parts can be joined together leak-free. These can be parts of the same material as well as two different types of material. For example, a plastic thermostat housing is screwed against a cast iron or aluminium engine block. Depending on the parts and the application, a paper, rubber or aluminium gasket is fitted. There are also various types of liquid gaskets or sealants which act as gaskets. This includes the Dirko collection from Elring.
Here you will find all types of gaskets which are suitable for your vehicle’s engine block. Some examples include the cylinder head gasket, turbocharger gasket and cylinder head cover gasket. When assembling a new part, it is always advisable to fit a new gasket; only in a few cases can certain gaskets be reused. If you have any questions or would like advice, please contact our product specialists. They will be happy to assist you.
The cylinder head gasket, also called a head gasket, is mounted between the rotating part of the engine block (bottom block) and the cylinder head. The head gasket provides a seal between the cylinders and seals the oil coolant ducts. In the event of a defective head gasket, oil can get to the coolant and/or there is a loss of compression because the cylinders are no longer sealed off from each other. This can be identified by smoke from the exhaust because oil and coolant are mixed, reduced compression and/or external leakage at the cylinder head, or overpressure in the cooling system.
When replacing the head gasket, it is necessary to determine the cause of the defect. In addition, the surfaces of the cylinder block and cylinder head must be perfectly flat and free from defects before fitting a new head gasket. If you have any questions or would like advice, please contact our product specialists. They will be happy to assist you.
Here you will find various types of Dirko gaskets. Dirko is Elring's trade name for liquid gaskets. This concerns a wide range of products for different applications.
Fuel pump gasket
Crankcase plug / oil drain plug
|Timing case cover gasket
Injector rings (copper)
Shaft seal rings
Cylinder head cover gasket
|Head set gaskets
Sealing washers / sets
Oil shaft seal rings
Oil cooler gasket
Oil pump gasket
Manifold gaskets (set)
Vacuum pump gasket
Water pump gasket
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