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Sounds like someone has taken care of this one to last this long. But as they say, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" You should run a compression check on it to see how the cylinders are doing. Be sure to run a good engine cleaner through it. And give it a good going through. You just might find that it could be in better shape than you think... Why spend more money and down time if you don't have to?

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Q: Should one replace an engine or a head gasket in a Chevy 2500 V8 350 2wd 96 model with 220000 miles on it?
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