Engine Cooling problem
1999 Chevy Malibu 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 97000 miles
I have a problem, the problem is that I am getting oil into my 1 & 2 pistons but the third and fourth are fine. I looked down the spark plug whole for both the first and second pistons and the # 1 piston looks like its brand new while the second piston looks like its been through hell and back. I have been told by mechanics that its the head gasket, and in-order to do the job that they have to take off harmonic balancer in-order to take off the timing cover, the timing chain and the cam sprockets. Is that true and will that mess up the timing?