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Get another opinion - head gaskets on these are simple. Only real problem is exhaust manifold studs breaking. Have the head checked for flatness - clean-up mill only if needed. Same for valves. Clean up, but do not mill unless absolutely necessary. I've done a quick & dirty head gasket change in a day (no head work, exhaust studs got lucky on).
At 98,000, I wouldn't concern myself with chain stretch / balance shaft issues. Only really two things to be very careful of: 1) When removing and re-installing head, be careful not to break the plastic timing chain guides. If you do, this involves a whole additional level of work to remove the timing cover, and replace the guides. 2) Timing - getting the marks set correctly, and the correct number of links between marks on the cams can be confusing. Easy, but confusing. Do your research. Take pictures - lots of pictures.
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Posts in this Thread:
- Possible head gasket issue, Rob Randall, Tue, 1 Oct 2019 14:22:47
- Re: Possible head gasket issue, cgwiz , Thu, 3 Oct 2019 09:48:21 <-- Viewing This Message
- Stretchy Head Bolts?, Bill Homer, Wed, 2 Oct 2019 12:32:211
- Don't use Bars Leak, JerseySaab , Tue, 1 Oct 2019 19:56:20
- Re: Possible head gasket issue, Steven, Tue, 1 Oct 2019 18:50:24
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