Not to mention the head gasket problems associated with THAT engine. If I were to own another K series engine (with or without a car) the first thing I would do is to bite the bullet and fit the uprated gasket set regardless if it hadn't already been fitted. I've suffered that problem when I had my Rover 214.
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