Date registered: Dec 2005
Vehicle: W211 E320 Bluetec R129 SL500 - $1300 car ........ Ford F350 6l
Location: CA Bay Area
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It is sad for car lower seeing the car go for economical, not technical reasons, but that is how the life goes.
Removing the heads still can be nice practice for DIY.
I had the exact dilemma last year with W124 with leaky head gasket. The car value was about $3000 and shops would charge more than that for the job.
Yet having slow time in my business I spend 3 days on it, everything come perfect and sold the car for family member, so still get to do service on it.
I am glad I saved good car from junk yard.