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Ok so I've bought a entire used engine that's been stripped down (supposedly by mechanic and said the head gasket went and the top of cylinder needs to to etched to repair.) Well I'm just looking at cylinder head but how can one tell if is still ok? Definitely colour stained so must of got hot/lost oil. Anyways any input is highly appreciated.

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I do not see anything that looks particularly good or bad.  Color looks normal for a used head. I can not tell from here if there are signs of over heating. No real way to tell about valve sealing except to disassemble.  Combustion chamber deposits are not excessive.  Cam journals look good. You might want to have it checked for flatness.  Blown head gasket and possible signs of over heating lead to concerns of head warpage.

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