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For a car as old as mine, is it worth fixing the blown head gasket? How expensive is it? How difficult of a job is it? It's a 1995 Buick Century V6 3100 with an over head cam. Also, how do I know if the heads are aluminum? Are they machinable? Peace be with you God bless you all with car issues I hope you all can find a resolve too. Thank you. Henry Q

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Yes the head is machinable and it will be relatively difficult to do if not much know is in that vehicle. it is worth it but may cost a 1000 or two to be done because of all the parts that need to be taken off and put back together. As well as the machining part.

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