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Old 10-13-2015, 09:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 04 suzuki forenza been a great car has 167k miles on it. I believe the head gasket and/or valves/piston rings are going bad.. it's getting oil into the first cylinder as well as burning antifreeze.

I was considering doing a headgasket replacement and put new valves and piston rings in it myself.

This will be my first head gasket job but I'm excited to do it and learn.

My 2 questions are is it worth doing it? Nothing else is really wrong with it, and nothing else major has gone wrong with it which kinda scares me...

My next question is what else should I replace if I get into it that deep? Like water pump, etc.?

Any other recommendations/advice I'd appreciated
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unless you have done this sort of work before and are very comfortable doing it, id pass,. Thats a lot of work
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I haven't done a lot of it before, I feel pretty confident I can do it.. I just was wondering if it would be worth it cost wise or if I should just look for a different vehicle? with 170k miles I would assume something is bound to go bad
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