Cylinder heads can become distorted when an engine overheats or blows a gasket. Any flaws in cylinder heads can result in premature gasket failure which in turn causes the engine to malfunction. Consequently, it is essential to make sure cylinder heads have the correct surface finish to provide a proper seal. At SRS Engineering, we undertake cylinder head skimming for private vehicle owners, trade clients and main dealers to bring the surface back into tolerance and offering reliable performance. Whether you have a classic or modern vehicle, we deliver precise skimming for all engine types in Sutton, Croydon, Kingston and the surrounding areas.
Our team provides accurate diagnostics and professional solutions, no matter which issues you are having with your engine. Whether you need skimming services following overheating or a blown gasket, or due to corrosion, we use up-to-date machines to ensure highly precise surface levels.
Skimming a cylinder head involves resurfacing the mating surface to bring it back to the correct tolerance so it provides a tight seal. The mating surface is where the cylinder head and the cylinder meet, and if the head is not perfectly flat, leaks or ruptures can quickly occur.
Generally, we carry out skimming as part of gasket repairs in Sutton, Croydon and Kingston because blown gaskets are the main cause of warped cylinder heads. Before starting repairs, we undertake cylinder head pressure testing which identifies any leaks or cracks that may not be visible.
As a dedicated engine machine shop and re-conditioners, we undertake a full range of precision services for customers in Sutton, Croydon, Kingston and the surrounding areas. In addition to cylinder head skimming, we provide cylinder reboring, pressure testing and full cylinder head overhauls as well as all valve services, including resurfacing, seat recutting, and seat inserts.
Furthermore, when carrying out work on your vehicle, we clean all engine parts to ensure reliable operation and to prolong the lifespan of your engine.