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Old 11-02-2013, 09:32 PM
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Couple of things:

1) Adjust the valves, test the glow plugs, take a compression test.

2) Don't be afraid of the head gasket. I pulled an engine this summer after having done nothing greater than change transmission fluid in the Corolla the year before. Most of the work is just "intelligent grunt work" -- follow directions, get the right tools, and you will be fine. You can do it.
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