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Due to the miles, I'd be inclined to buy some good low mileage heads from eBay, or the like.

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Due to the miles, I'd be inclined to buy some good low mileage heads from eBay, or the like.
Nah. Run it!!! Let's see how long one of these things will really last!

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Is that valve missing a piece in pic#3?

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I agree with Jeff, as it would be great to see if new guide seals and a new valve fixes it up.....Steve

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That ride home is important and will give a good idea of overall condition. If the engine didn't knock or rattle on the ride home, I would say just do the valves and seals and see how it goes. Check for side play in the valve stems as well.
The caked up crud in the head makes it look like that engine didn't see oil changes all that often, but it might still be good.

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Thats a good way to look at it.. the drive home... it did drive ok, and there were no knocks or rattles. The other five cylinders pulled the weak one along with them I guess. Thats exactly what I plan on doing..replacing the one valve along with new valve seals, head gaskets etc. I removed the left head today. These valves had lots of carbon on them but cleaned up ok. There are some marks in the #5 cylinder that look worse in the picture than they actually are. The owner wants to be very frugal with this repair and would be happy with no or . at least, reduced smoke.......
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