10-03-2012 08:09 AM
Milage has nothing to do with it. If the person before you did not mantain the cooling system; or overheated the engine; that does it.
10-03-2012 08:37 PM
sounds common on yours...
time to bite the bullet:
pull the head, get it checked out and fixed if needed and possible. Valves and guides are probably still serviceable. If the head is too warped you can easily score a replacement
3 front seals
rock on. These cars and mills will easily surpass 200K miles with proper maintenance.