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Blown head gasket - should I get rid of car after repaired?

My 1997 Chevy Venture van had a blown head gasket which I just had repaired. The van has 78,000 miles on it. Would you expect me to have engine problems as a result of this repair. Should I trade it in?

If the headgasket was repaired before there was contamination of the engine oil with coolant, there should be no problems from this episode down the road.

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