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Blown head gasket

I would like instructions on how to change a head gasket on a 2004 nissan sentra 1.8

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That would be a lot to type out on the computer.
My best advise would be to get a Chilton Manual at the autoparts store. It cost about $20. You'll get all the info you need plus pictures and diagrams. The Chilton book will be the best research material for the type of job you are going to do.

Posted on May 28, 2009

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