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Old 05-18-2002, 09:59 PM
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Yes in general the 103's are pretty darn good motors, and the head gaskets do fail slightly more often on the 104's. It also seems to me that we see more 103 engine cars than 104's (where I work, the Bermuda Triangle), so yeah, maybe the 103 is quite a bit better in this regard.
It still baffles me why anyone would say that 103 engines don't have gasket failure which only leak oil into the coolant, that's really the only reason we replace them, and you end up replacing the coolant tank, overflow tank, and usually a bunch of coolant hoses, plus flush it 2 to 4 times to get the oil out of the cooling system. Yuck!
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