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No. He can tell you if it is blown but not if it is about to blow. Clay is 100% right. Remember that overheating can be caused by other problems or not performing routine maintainance-- which in turn may cause the head gasket to fail AND all steps should be taken to inspect/repair the coolant system. The head gasket failing or head warpage may be the result of the cooling system not working properly.

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