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I have a 1989 Hatch and I need help changing Head Gasket...

This is my first time changing a Head gasket can you please give me a step by step instruction on how to do this??

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Hi from uk best advice if you intend to diy this head gasket and other jobs in the future on your car ? purchase a haynes manual so you can read up on jobs and then you can always refer to it if you get stuck or want torque sttings etc if you have difficulty in finding manual for 89 model? i do have a number of these manuals for various cars including the civic up to 1987 the engine is carburetta and o/head cam belt drive not sure if same continued in 89 ?? for info in uk haynes cost £19 "99 from motor superstores and are very informative for diy i have collected over the years approx 80 and now retired

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