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Old 11-14-2006, 12:26 AM   #1
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http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/car/234388128.html

how much would it cost to get the head gasket replaced? would it be worth buying or would i lose money in the end? comments please
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you should probably figure out what year it is before you continue
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Head gasket leak?

Find me a SINGLE incident on this Forum of a proven head gasket leak with almost 7000 members.
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Head gasket leak?

Find me a SINGLE incident on this Forum of a proven head gasket leak with almost 7000 members.
what would it be if it isn't a Head Gasket Leak?
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i might call the guy tomorrow to see whats up, see if he'* a bullshitter

thatd be great to have a web broadcast so you all can listen, i would think that would be funny ****
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LIM Gasket??
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I'm betting on LIM gaskets. They guy selling it probably doesn't know the difference between a oboe and a elbow.
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LIM Gasket??
That would be my guess, the symptoms of a blown manifold gasket are almost identical to that of a blown head gasket, so most people just automatically assume thats what it is.

Youve got coolant in the oil, or coolant in the cylinders, must be a blown head gasket right? As someone who has been through the UIM and LIM gasket failure, I can say thats 100% not true.

You should also ask him how long its been sitting there with coolant in the oil (most likely) or if the oil has been changed, no point in buying a cheap car only to have to rebuild the engine entirely.
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Yeah, highly doubtful on the whole head gasket thing. Most people just assume anything is a head gasket if they don't know anything about engines.

I would say check it and grab it. If its nothing serious then they don't know what they have.
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you should probably figure out what year it is before you continue
still.. i think this applies most.. 92 ssei or 99 ssei is a lot different!
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