A cracked engine head is such a serious mechanical problem that it can severely impact a car’s ability to perform properly or even to run at all. In fact, it can cause you headaches in nearly every facet of an engine’s operation. There are a few common symptoms of a cracked engine head.

Oil Leaks

Many times, a vehicle with a cracked engine head, which is the top part or top end of a vehicle’s engine block, will leak motor oil out of the cracked part of the head. An engine head houses the valve train, which is bathed in motor oil throughout engine operation. A cracked engine head, specifically one with a large crack, can leak oil.