07 blown head gasket purchase

fl0w3n

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I’m potentially looking at picking up an 07 classic with 170k miles with an assumed blown head gasket for a good price.

supposedly it drinks coolant at a decent rate.

curious if there’s anything I can do short of lifting the heads off to make sure it didn’t bend a rod or damage itself internally.
 

Yngdmax92

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Compression test it. Balance rates will give you a slight piece of mind as well. Start it up on a cold morning and skip the glow plugs - if the thing chugs and coughs or haze's bad there's a descent sign something might be wrong.
 

fl0w3n

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Mornings don’t get too cold here Yet but I’ll try when I can get over there. Will the coughing and chugging point to potential top end problems?
 

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