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Head Gasket Needs Replacing and I need to fix it my self so looking for a book to repair it my self.

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Make sure it is a head gasket,,common leaks on that motor is intake gaskets,,,the haynes repair book it is about twenty dollars at auto zone or advance auto,,it will give you step by step,,,it is a big job,,so be sure it is head gasket,,,if u do one side do the other,,plus after u drain ur coolant

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