Manifolds and Gaskets


Have you been experiencing loud noise and unusual smell from the engine compartment? Universal Motors strongly feels that there is a problem with your engine’s manifolds and gaskets. In simple terms, your engine is unable to breathe.

Depending on the engine and vehicle type, the manifold can be set of pipes or a cast iron manifold assembly. Essentially, the manifold functions by taking the burned exhaust gases from the cylinder and ejecting them through the exhaust system. On the other hand, the exhaust manifold gasket seals the surface of the manifold to the cylinder head, preventing any leaks from the system. In cases where the manifold gasket fails, there may be unwanted leak of coolant in the engine which can contaminate the engine oil. The intake manifold is generally made Of steel, alumimum or plastic cover which is attached to the top of the engine by an intake manifold gasket which is made of plastic and rubber. Vehicles with plastic intake manifolds can suffer cracks in the plastic, which cannot be repaired. In such Cases, the certified mechanics at Universal Motors recommend to replace the manifold.


We highly support and carry maintenance schedules for your vehicles. It is important to follow the manufacturer’s protocol and get the oil and coolant checked on regular basis by a reliable mechanic. This not only improves the life of the engine parts, but keep the leaks under check. At Universal Motors, we strive to provide the best manifold and gaskets repair services in Thomastown. Our services include,

  • Inspection of intake manifold to check for any signs of leakage.
  • Pressure testing the cooling system.
  • Removing and replacing the intake manifold gaskets.
  • Running the engine and test driving the vehicle

Engine overheating? Coolant leak? Red, green or yellow fluid underneath your car? Engine running rough? Universal Motors has you covered.