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Old 04-03-2003, 10:37 AM
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Larry speaks the truth!

Typically the head gasket leaks form at the rear of the head, but that might be the M104-series.

For the M103 motor, I believe the first sign of doom is oil in the coolant tank. But the front of the head leak is indicative of the timing cover seal, as Larry suggested.

I would contend that the head gasket problem manifests itself slowly, so just keep an eye on it.

If it makes you feel better, I have been watching my rear head leak for three years now...it's only a matter of time, and I just keep putting pennies in the jar to pay for the inevitable.
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