possible head gasket change

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Old 05-17-07, 07:06 AM
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possible head gasket change

Just found out that there is a leak around the head gasket on my '95 olds Achieva. Warped or cracked head, this I do not know. Is this repair worth making if the head is not reusable.
 
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Old 05-17-07, 08:18 AM
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I wouldn't just change the gasket if the head is damaged , but could the head be surfaced or could you replace it with a junkyard head ?
 
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Old 05-17-07, 08:41 AM
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Had this done on my wife's 95 Achieva last year to the tune of $1200 - was able to just have the heads resurfaced. In my mind, it was was worth it because I believe the car has several more useful years to us.
 
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Old 05-18-07, 09:46 AM
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Right. Depends a lot on the OVERALL condition of the vehicle and how well you maintain it, i.e. will you be able to recoup the cost of the repair in extending its service life.
 
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