Gasket for Reservoir Cap
- Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit
- Bentley Mulsanne
- All car models from 1965 to 1980 (mineral fluid cars)
This gasket is from the brakes & hydraulics section in the Rolls-Royce & Bentley parts catalogues for models built between 1980 to 2003.
After years of wear and being exposed to extremely high temperatures, gaskets and seals need to be replaced from time to time. Car gaskets and seals are designed to prevent the fuel and air mixture from leaving the cylinder during combustion, while also keeping oil from leaving the crankcase at the same time. In older engines, you may find that your gaskets are made of cork, but in newer vehicles it is likely that they are made of thin metal or carbon. Most seals are made out of rubber and are placed between the rotating engine parts.
While it is important that these are replaced when a leak in the engine is detected, it is just as important to replace the gaskets and seals when any corresponding components of the engine are replaced.