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Leaking vcooling system possibly? replacement of head gasket?

I have taken my Ford Focus 2001 to the bodyshop today as the engine warning light was on and the car was mis firing, and almost stalling when stationary. The bodyshop took out the plugs which were full of water?. They seem to think that it is a build up over time and that there could possible be a leak in the cooling system?. They have cleared out the water and the car is running ok again, light out. They suspect that over next few days the problem will reoccur. They suggested trying a sealant fisrt over the head gasket and this should seal the core plug... if this is what is leaking. Otherwise it will mean removing the engine and fixing/replacing the head gasket which I know is a huge and expensive jo? more to the point would it be worth it for a car of that age (Y) reg? Any ideas???? please??

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First thing i have never seen a sealent that would fix a bad head gasget, secound if you got water in the cyl. than most likely there is water in the oil witch over a short period in time will do damage to the vitals in the bottom end. Third for them to tell you that a sealent might fix the leak i would be getting a secound openion.

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