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Old 01-24-2013, 07:47 AM
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Originally Posted by vintage42 View Post
No oil on dipstick after an oil change would be dealer's fault. Bad head gasket would not be dealer's fault. But I think head gaskets fail slowly with gradual loss of coolant, and do not suddenly open up and blow clouds of smoke.
Agreed with the first.

The second, nope, sometimes the fail suddenly. BT, DT, changed them in odd places (parking lots, side of the road). It is much easier on a non-overhead cam engine.
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