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My head gasket from my ford focus td1 estate year

My head gasket from my ford focus td1, has just gone due to a leak in the water pipe.
I was told there is an American company which supplies a head gasket thats fits all cars does any one heard of this?

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No. It's utter nonsense. If true, then you need to bear in mind that the USA has very lax rules regarding product claims compared to many other nations.

Head gaskets are ALWAYS specific to the individual engine design. There are a few extremely expensive engines which do away with the gasket altogether and use a liquid sealant, but the two systems are absolutely not interchangeable. In any case, the tube of liquid sealant used on such engines usually costs far more than a conventional head gasket.

In case you're wondering, you cannot use any conventional liquid gaskets (such as Hylomar Blue) in place of a head gasket, and these days most engines/gaskets are built to such fine tolerances that the gasket MUST be fitted dry. Adding liquid gasket as a "belt and braces" option will cause those head gaskets to fail prematurely.

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NO, it has to be made to fit each car.
There is no universal gasket.

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