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Someone is selling a 1990 golf gti 8v and its descibed as "the head gasket is gone" how bad is this?

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Could be a simple fix or this could go bad. If the head gasket alone has failed and can be replaced with a simple rebuild kit and you have the ability you can knock this out for minimal cost over a weekend. The other end of the spectrume is the head; is it cracked or warped? The other question is if the motor had been running with a leaking head gasket; if possible the leaking coolant flashed to steam within the cylinder, if run too long this way, it will pit away metal from the head.
Sadly you won't know what you truly have until the upper end of the engine is torn down.
I hope this may have helped,
Tom

Posted on Sep 23, 2009

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Very bad it can cost thousands to repair andis a sign of neglect i wouldn't recomend buy ing this vehicle

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I would think the head gasket is blown.

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