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First thing is why was warranty provided for one side and not the other sde?
What was the reason for replacing the gaskets? Overheating or leaking?
When head jobs are performed, it would be best to replace the engine oil as contaminants can get into the oil pan while performing the job.
However being a flat engine, it is possible to do the job without any contaminants getting into the oil pan so it is possible to do the job without replacing the oil.
Personally I do not replace the engine oil for every engine that I do for the jobs described. It would depend on the condition of the oil and situation.
If the problem was due to a blown head gasket, then yes, I would recommend replacing the oil.
If itis de to oil leages, it would be on a case by case.
Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 AT 2:27 PM