A mechanic took a look at my head while doing some other work for me. He said it looked great. However, since he took it apart, he should be putting a new head gasket on there. Am I correct?
How much is a head gasket compromised after reassembling the head?
I appreciated the extra work he was doing, but I don't know how he'd expect a blown head gasket down the line to make me very happy. Would that have been likely?
Even without a lot of mechanical experience, it seems all boards suggest replacing gaskets removed for maintenance.