Cylinder head gaskets provide a seal for coolants and lubricating oil all at the same time. Consequently, the gaskets used in engines, especially for diesel systems, must compensate for ever-increasing dynamic deformation. As your OE sealing provider in the aftermarket, Corteco offers a wide range of products within the sealing category, including cylinder head gaskets and kits, head bolts, cam cover gaskets, valves, oil pan gaskets, and drain plugs and washers. Freudenberg, the global market leader in the OE sealing market and parent brand of Corteco, provides this access to the largest range of OE parts and latest technology.
Freudenberg, the parent company of Corteco, is the world’s leading supplier in automotive sealing, trusted by all major vehicle manufacturers. As the aftermarket distribution arm of the Freudenberg Group, Corteco can provide rebuilders with more than 7,000 gaskets and over 6,500 different shaft seals Simmering® and valve stem seals that are available in OEM quality today. This partnership also provides extensive coverage of both Asian and European vehicle models
Because of our connection to Freudenberg-NOK, which supplies all major OE vehicle brands with original gaskets and seals, we offer the value of in-house engineering and unique experience in gasket design and manufacturing. However, due to signs of wear and imperfections in the engine, original parts in these situations may not fit properly or work as effectively in used applications due to these imperfections. Corteco engineers incorporate design improvements that provide better seal function in these situations.
The pictures below show two types of head gasket. The first picture shows the original design with only localized elastomer coating. This gasket may not seal as effectively in worn engines. The second picture shows an example of a fully coated Corteco design. The non-localized elastomer coating will provide better sealing in applications that have experienced wear and tear due to continual use.
Corteco gaskets are part of a full line of OE and OE quality sealing parts with unmatched vehicle coverage. Click the links below to learn more each of these product categories.
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