Gaskets provide critical seals

Gaskets are mechanical seals that are found in every engine between its non-rotating parts. Perkins gaskets are designed and manufactured to fit their specific engine. They’re built to last and withstand operating temperatures up to 750°C and as low as -40°C, giving you the reassurance that they will work in all conditions.

Gaskets form a seal through which liquid or gas could otherwise leak out when they’re compressed between stationary parts of the engine. Most gaskets seldom need changing, although this is recommended when they have to be removed as part of a larger maintenance issue.

They are made from a number of different materials. The precise choice of material used and the design of the gasket will depend on the junction to be sealed, the pressures and temperatures involved, and the materials and connecting surfaces that have to be joined together.

Gaskets are integral to an engine and are fitted between most non-rotating parts. Each Perkins gasket has been developed and manufactured in tandem with the specific engine it serves. As a result, our gaskets are designed to:

  • Seal against exhaust and cylinder temperatures up to 750°C
  • Seal against oil, water and coolant up to 130°C
  • Withstand ambient temperatures as low as -40°C
  • Seal against gases up to 2,250 psi
  • Withstand the movement of the components adjacent to the gasket

Only our gaskets are guaranteed to fit your Perkins engine

Only our gaskets are guaranteed to fit your Perkins engine

While other, cheaper gaskets may be available, it is always best to avoid the temptation of buying non-genuine parts. The manufacturer will not have had access to the original details for the engine they’re supposed to fit, which could cause problems.

Such parts may well be made of material that is below our quality controlled specification, have incorrect thickness and not fit adequately. In turn, that could expose you to the risk of expensive repair costs, limit the performance of your engine and result in downtime for your machinery.

Non-genuine gaskets can cause:

  • Water loss – causing your engine to overheat and resulting in damage
  • Rapid component wear due to dirt entering or crossover between oil and coolant
  • Oil leaks causing high oil consumption or potential piston seizure

By opting for a genuine Perkins part, not only do you have the advantage of a fully comprehensive 12 month warranty, you also have protection against any subsequent damage to the rest of the engine in the unlikely event that any faults developed with your replacement gaskets.


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Fast facts

Perkins gaskets:

  • Form a seal through which liquid or gas would otherwise leak out
  • Withstand temperatures up to 750°C and as low as -40°C
  • Are designed to work with their specific engine