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I am considering replacing head gasket on a 1991 cabby. Not because I have any of the symptoms - milky discharge on oil cap, smoky exhaust or coolant leak......but because the car is 31 years old and its never been replaced.

Cabby-info list replacing head gasket as a periodic maintenance kind of activity.

Trying to ascertain whether that is a valid reason for going through the trouble.....

Parting shot: Do I have to get the head machined at a shop?????

Just thinking out loud....

Greg
 

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Common sense is a terrible thing sometimes.......trying to improve the driving performance, figured I might start there.

Thanks Seharre, I will apply the KISS approach for the time being.

Parting shot:

When the day comes where the head gasket HAS to be replaced is machining the heads a necessity or does the same apply?
 

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Many thanks to Sehaare - YJSAABMAN - Briano1234 - FarmerSteve - CageKeeper - Butcher - Zenith451 - FatBiker

A 'Motley Crue' of MK1 knowledge!!!!!!

More data to inform my GO/NO-GO decision.

Greg A
 
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