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Maliub headgasket on a car I was going to buy. For five hundred it runs good but has white smoke and some water comes out of pipe. Didnt no if it would b a deal I should take and fix four the wife to drive, what do I need to no befor I get or not

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The biggest risk is if it is a cracked head or block, rather than a head gasket. Not likely but possible.
Do you plan to repair this yourself, or pay a mechanic? You can get a few estimates from shops you trust. You can do it yourself but it is a lot of work. You will need a repair manual and a good set of tools including a torque wrench. It is too much to explain here, but a manual will give you all the instructions.
When you have the head off, take it to a machine shop to check for warpage (flatness).

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