AO Gold Member
Join Date: Apr 2002
Re: bought 156 2l t spark - cheap, but water in the oil ?? !!
Hi and welcome to AO.
I think if the head gasket is leaking then you'd need to lift the cylinder head to replace it and this would require the timing belt to be disturbed.
If so then you need to think about getting the timing belt replaced - expensive but the TS engine has a bad reputation for timing belt failure. Recommended to change the timing belt every 3 years or 36,000 miles.