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Need to change head gasket ,, how much trouble am i looking at

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It is a fairly involved job. You will need to remove the intake & exhaust manifold. The head then must be removed and cleaned. Take the head to a machine shop and have it inspected for warpage. Unless you are really handy I suggest you have this done by a pro. A Chilton's or Hayne's Repair Manual for your Suzuki will be of immense help if you decide to tackle it.

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