I have what one technician called a "classic" head gasket leak.
It is on the exhaust side, around cylinders 4 and 5. It gets hot around
there I guess.
It may be an oil leak there is very common on this model.
My quesiton is - would it be reasonably O.K to just go ahead and replace the
gasket and not machine the head or do any of the other top-end work that is
usuaully done when a head gasket is replaced.
The car has over 230,000 miles. It runs great. The top end was done at
160,000. But I do have a pesky oil leak.
All responses are appreciated.