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My daughter overfilled her 05 chevy aveo with oil. Blowing white smoke. Oil has coolant in it. Besides changing head gasket; should I change piston rings and valve seals?

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Why not? you have it all apart, parts don't cost much. Mostly your effort which is worth $ per hour?

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