Originally posted by md21722
I'm keeping an open mind. I talked to the mechanic yesterday and he was quite positive all needed them - He said they leak oil from the front and/or from the rear. Could this be beacuse they are not changing valve seals soon enough? If the coolant was not changed often enough, could this be another cause?
I have 200k on my 103 motor and my headgasket does not seep.
The 104 motor is known for a higher incedence of headgasket failure. I'm not sure we are actually debating opposing sides. I'm just making a distinction between gasket failure and other problems. Head work is certainly likely to be required on both, which is different from HEADGASKET failure.